Monday, 26 January 2015

Rainbow Challenge

Rainbow Challenge

The other week I was tasked by the wonderful Ella Ruth Cowperthwaite to take on the 7 day rainbow challenge where you have to create a new image each day for a week with the theme of the 7 colours of the rainbow!

I was lacking a little on the photographic side of things and self portraits aren't so suitable when you're the antithesis of photogenic so I thought I'd go back to by graphic design college days and create 7 portraits in Photoshop using the trusty old friend - the pen tool! :D I've used this style before to create some images just to practice and this seemed like a great opportunity to use those skills! :)

Below are my 7 images for the challenge! If you decide to have a go yourself be sure to let me know what you create as I'd love to see! :)



And here is the obligatory gif!


Friday, 9 January 2015

Camera Finds: The Polaroid 195

Camera Finds: The Polaroid 195

This weeks post marks the finishing of my long and arduous quest of acquiring a camera that I've been wanting to add to my collection for a very long time, the Polaroid 195! And after a few weeks of intensive eBay page refreshing I managed to find one for a non ridiculous price (in camera terms at least)! :D 



The package made it's long journey from the heart of America and arrived on my doorstep just a couple of months back! And since then I've had a few shoots so I was able to begin testing it out as almost as soon as it arrived! So after loading a pack of FujiFilm FP-100 C the camera was ready and thus begat the clicking! Below are a couple of images that I've taken so far! Unfortunately I only had myself to test it on when it first arrived but that changed after a few weeks. :P



Sunday, 28 December 2014

Summer Closet

Summer Closet

Way back in July I had another shoot for 
for Clothing Clothing, this time we were in London again and with a slightly different team. I've finally gotten round to putting the images together for the blog, better late than never right? :P Here are some of the final images! :)



And a couple of behind the scenes :)



Model: Emily Towner @ Leni's Model Management
Make-up: Jenni Davis
Styling: Bryony Friend
Assistants: Gabriella Hodgson, Davinia Hammond
Designer/brand: Closet Clothing
Photography: Thomas Cole Simmonds

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tiny Trees Project - Part 3

Tiny Trees Project - Part 3

Here are the next set of images in the continuation of my Tiny Trees project! You can see the whole set so far on my website at www.tomsimmonds.com/tinytrees
As with the previous images there is a little behind the scenes post you can view here. :)



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Camden Girl

Camden Girl

A few weeks back on the first day of November I made my way to London once again for another test shoot! This time with the lovely Kate Heaton. We were blessed with beautiful weather on the day and after meeting up we made our way to Camden Lock which was - as you can imagine impossibly busy on a rare hot day! This made picking out the locations we had in mind a little more difficult but annoying tourists are an evil that must be defeated! So we soldiered on and got to shooting where we could! Below are some of the final images from the day! :)



You can see the full shoot on my website at www.tomsimmonds.com/camdengirl and be sure to follow Kate on instagram as well! :)

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Long Weekend

A Long Weekend

Way back in May I had the pleasure of shooting the spring campaign for Clothing Clothing. You can see the behind the scenes post for the shoot here! This week the images were published the the fantastic Whim Magazine! You can see us on pages 172-193 and you can view the issue by clicking here or the image below!



The following are some of the final images from the shoot! You can also view them on my website at www.tomsimmonds.com/alongweekend


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

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A Rainy Day with Paige

A Rainy Day with Paige

Last week I made my way to London on a drizzly Wednesday to spend the afternoon taking photos with the beautiful and talented Paige Crowson! We met at Victoria station and made our way to Battersea Park to take the first set of the day! It was eerily quiet there due to the weather (and the fact that normal people have jobs at that time haha) and the whole place seemed like an abandoned communist plaza, if only every location was like that! Tourists are the bane of photoshoots from my experience. :P

After the first set we dried off in a little cafe close by and then we made our way to one of my favourite places in London, the Italian Gardens. I've shot there several times but despite it's small size I've been able to get fresh looking images each visit! The light was beginning to fade by then and the photos we took changed from a fresh and autumnal to more melancholy and dark which gave us a nice distinction between the two looks of the day! 

Below are some of the final images, you can also see them on my site at www.tomsimmonds.com/arainyday



Be sure to follow Paige on instagram! :)