Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Cement Works

The Cement Works

Way back, probably about 3 years now I found a location that I wanted to shoot in, however I never quite got round to shooting there. A few weeks ago me and a couple of friends decided to go and explore there and this gave me the opportunity to see if it was actually as shoot worthy as it seemed on google maps haha. As it turned out it was and a couple of weeks later I met up with the lovely Caitlin for a little test shoot there. 

We met up last Friday and made our way to the old abandoned Shoreham Cement Works, it's an amazing location that is begging for photos. If you can stand breathing in possibly cancer causing dust then it's perfect! :D

And now as I am an incredibly efficient person (for a temporary time only I'm sure) here are the final images! :)

Be sure to follow Caitlin on Twitter and Instagram. :)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Portobello Hotel - Part 1

The Portobello Hotel - Part 1

Back in late January I shot the SS14 campaign images for 
Closet Clothing, you can see the behind the scenes blog post here! I have split the shoot up into two parts for editorial submissions, the following are from the first half and feature the lovely Daisy! This set was featured in the fantastic Spoiler's Hand Magazine, you can see check out the issue by clicking here or the image below! We are on pages 66-71! :)

You can also purchase the issue on MagCloud here!

In the days before releasing this set I though my website could do with a bit of an overhaul so I decided on a wider aspect ratio for my images. You can view the shoot on my updated site by following this link or clicking below! :) 

Here are a selection of images from the shoot!

Model: Daisy @ Nevs
Make-up: Hannah Serjeant (Instagram)
Styling: Ruth Elliot and Bryony Friend
Designer/brand: Closet Clothing
Photography: Thomas Cole Simmonds

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! :)


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



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! :)