Thursday, 16 April 2015

In the Rough

In the Rough

Back in February on the 15th I made my way to London to shoot once again with stylist Shirly Piperno along with make-up artist Izzy Cammareri 
and model Keziah Zeisser. For this shoot we had some difficulty finding suitable places to set up for shooting so we decided to rend a place nearby for the day, this was the first time I have tried this and it was perfect! Having somewhere reliable as a base nearby instead of using a cafe or something is highly recommended! 

We met up around mid day at the house and Izzy got to work on Keziah's make-up and hair while Shirly prepared the outfits, during this time on a shoot I usually have nothing to do so I went and scouted the location ready for the first look! After some final touches and the first clothing change we got to work shooting six looks in total, finishing just in time to walk back while watching the sunset! 

Here are a few behind the scenes photos taken throughout the day:



And here are some of the final images! You can see more on my website too at www.tomsimmonds.com/intherough, www.tomsimmonds.com/portfolio or www.tomsimmonds.com/book2. This shoot was also just published on the fantastic DeFUZE magazine website as one of their featured webtorials! You can see the shoot on their website by following this link or by clicking the image below! :)



Credits for the shoot are:

Model: Keziah Zeisser @ Oxygen Models
Make-up/Hair: Izzy Cammareri
Styling: Shirly Piperno
Designers: Nitsan Alter, Mary Eleini, Felipe Hiroshi Goto, Sabina Soderberg
Photography/Post Processing: Thomas Cole Simmonds

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Dryad

Dryad

Just before Christmas I had my last shoot of 2014 up in London with the lovely Bethan. We met up around Hampstead and braved the cold to get what was meant to be a summer shoot, although plans never go quite right so December ended up being when we did it. :P

The shoot was just published in the latest issue of the wonderful Whim Magazine and you can see our images on pages 6-15 with an interview on pages 16-17! You see that the issue by clicking here or the image below! :)


Here are some of the final images from the day!



You can see these on my website at www.tomsimmonds.com!

Model/Make-up: Bethan @ Leni's Model Management
Photography/Styling: Thomas Cole Simmonds

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