Sunday, 30 March 2014

Colourama Drama

Colourama Drama

Last weekend I met up with Lydia, Vicky and model Twig for a studio shoot in Brighton. We originally had hoped to use an assortment of coloured backdrops for this set but as usual something goes awry. None of the studios that had them were affordable so we decided to go with lighting gels instead, and here was the second problem, they didn't arrive until the day after the shoot so it was make-do time with the two colours I was able to find in a local shop! :D


Here are a couple of behind the scenes photos!



As the aforementioned little problem thwarted our colourful dreams I had to add a subtle splash of pizzazz to the images in photoshop! Below is an edit in progress:


Keep an eye out in a future post for the final images! :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team:

Model: Twig UK
Make-up/hair: Lydia Pankhurst
Stylist: Torie Smith

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Madeleine at Sunrise

Madeleine at Sunrise

Last weekend I made my way to to London to meet up with the beautiful Madeleine Uitz for our 2nd shoot! As we wanted to get to our locations the next day without hordes of tourists blocking our view we decided to start shooting at sunrise which as it turned out was a rather brisk experience, and I wasn't even the one wearing a dress. :P The sun eventually rose enough so that it was visible and we got some great images! 


We ended up shooting 3 looks in total around the Wesminster area in some iconic location that I've wanted to shoot at for quite a long time! Here are a couple back of camera preview of edits in progress! 




Towards the end of the shoot the figures started creeping into the background as you can see below, huzzah to photoshop I say. :D 


Madeleine was responsible for the fantastic make-up and the styling for this shoot so please be sure to follow her on Twitter/Instagram or check her out at her new agency M+P Models. Keep an eye out for the final images in a future post! :)

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Beauxoxo Headbands

Beauxoxo Headbands

A couple of weeks back I made my way up to London to shoot a new set of images for Georgie of Beauxoxo for her website to promote her headband collection. I met up with Georgie and Stephanie at the Hyde Park cafe where we got set up with the make-up (and muffins) and we got to work shooting them!


Here are a couple of behind the scenes images courtesy of Georgie and a few of the finals too! Be sure to check out Beauxoxo.com if you're looking for a headband of your own! :)






Model/Make-up: Stephanie Linda Pause
Accessories Designer: Georgie Beauxoxo

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Closet Clothing and Spot

Closet Clothing

Last month I was approached by the lovely people at Closet Clothing to shoot their Spring/Summer campaign, after finding out some more about what they were looking for I happily took the job and a few weeks later I found myself awake very early on a Thursday with a giant bag on my way to London where the shoot would be taking place.


Once I arrived in Victoria I made my way to the Notting Hill area where I would be meeting the rest of the team. Our location was the beautiful Portobello Hotel, and the room we were shooting in was apparently where Johnny Depp and Kate Moss had a bath of champagne. Of course now it will be known as the room where I took photos haha... maybe. :P

When I arrived I was introduced to the lovely team behind Closet Clothing, Ruth Elliot and Bryony Friend. The wonderful make-up artist Hannah Serjeant (Instagram). And the beautiful models Daisy and Lola from Nevs.

We were shooting for roughly 8 hours and ended up doing over 30 looks in total! Most of them based in the room but with a few around the hotel and lobby as well as outside too.

Below are a few behind the scenes shots courtesy of Ruth and Bryony. :)








And here are a couple of edits in progress as well as a back of camera preview! 





Keep an eye out for a future post with the final images in, they should be published soon! :)

As a side note, as it turns out I got the job from my profile on The Creative Book! You should definitely check out their website and magazine! :)


Spot

Almost exactly one year ago I did a beauty shoot focusing on make-up, you can see the shoot on my website here and behind the scenes here! At the time I submitted a part of the shoot to a magazine called Eccentric Edge but unfortunately the magazine went through a lot of trouble with technical issue and was put on hols for quite a while. However this week the new issue was published and you can see our images on pages 50-53. You can view the issue here or by clicking the image below! You can also purchase a copy here! :)




Model: Ola @ Leni's Models
Make-up/hair: Angela Amelia
Photographer: Thomas Cole Simmonds

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Madeleine

Madeleine

Back in December I had my first shoot with the beautiful Madeleine Uitz in London, 
you can see the behind the scenes blog post with more details about the day hereI can finally release the images as they they were published on the fantastic website nextdoormodel.com, you can see the shoot over on their website by following this link or clicking the image below!




Here are some more images from the day! And you can see them on my website here too: www.tomsimmonds.com/madeleine










Make sure you follow Madeleine on Instagram by clicking here! :) 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

On Jubilee Street

On Jubilee Street

Back in December I had my 2nd to last shoot of the year where I shot for the first time with the beautiful Atma around Buckingham Palace, 
you can see the behind the scenes blog post with more details about the day here. Earlier this week the images were published on the wonderful blog of Whim Magazine, you can see the post here or by clicking below!



Here are some more images from the day! And you can see them on my website here too: www.tomsimmonds.com/onjubileestreet









You can follow Atma on ModelMayhem here! :)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Summer For A Day

Summer for a Day

A couple of weeks back I had a test shoot with the lovely Katharine Ahern in Brighton before she left to continue her travels, you can see the behind the scenes post from the day here.


These are some of the final images from the shoot!














Be sure follow Katharine on her blog and Instagram! :)

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Shoot With Katharine

Shoot With Katharine

Over the past couple of months I had been talking with the wonderful Katharine who had traveled to England for an extended visit and as she was in Brighton I thought it would be crazy not to shoot together. Her leaving date was approaching quickly so we decided to meet up last Sunday and spend the afternoon taking photos!




As luck would have it that Sunday happened to be beautiful! The horrid wind and rain that had made the past weeks incredibly grim totally vanished, clear skies and warm sun prevailed, it felt just like spring!

I met up with Katharine at one of the squares along the seafront between Brighton and Hove. The Regency style buildings there beautiful, and I'm still desperate to shoot inside one of them! We bean to shoot around there then made out way to the seafront. Here are a couple of previews of the shoot!




Katharine originally came over from Adelaide in Australia and as it happened we were shooting at Adelaide Crescent so of course we had to get a snap of the sign, a little bit of home. :P Be sure follow Katharine on her blog (it's really good!) and Instagram! Keep an eye out in a future post for the final images as well as a few shoots that are unpublished from the end of last year! :)