Monday, 28 November 2011

The Chattri Shoot

Today I had a fantastic shoot at a great albeit remote location! For several weeks I have been planning to shoot with Marta (a model who I have previously shot with) and it finally came together! Along with stylist Hugo Harris, make-up artist Rebecca Rojas and hairdresser Emma Hellier we drove out to the countryside and trekked up a huge hill through sheep, cows, thorns and 'mud' with a fortunes worth of dresses in tow. The shoot was for a bridal magazine and to showcase some Renaissance Couture designs as well as a bit of a portfolio update for everyone involved.


The location for the shoot was The Chattri, a First World War memorial to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the fighting. As memorial sites go it is quite out of the way, we were wondering how people would easily get to it! ...it turns out you can't easily get to it lol.


Last night I did a sketch of what I was hoping the scene to look like, and it turned out about right, save the low quality of my drawing skills. :P





Here are some behind the scenes photos from the day! Can you tell we are half dead from cold?




Photo: Rebecca Rojas
Photo: Rebecca Rojas
Photo: Rebecca Rojas
Photo: Hugo Harris




And here is a preview of the shot I am editing first!




This was by far the biggest shoot I have done, in terms of people working on it. I couldn't have wished for a better bunch of people to work with! Thanks everyone! Off to my editing cave for a while now...


Model, Marta Wolniak - @marta_wolniak
Make-up by Rebecca Rojas - www.rebeccarojas.com
Styling by Hugo Harris - @Hugo_Harris
Hair by Emma Hellier - www.emmahellier.com
Photography by... well me lol. - www.tomsimmonds.com
Dresses by - Renaissance Couture and Former Glory

5 comments:

  1. wow, look at that location! the remote ones are always the best. can't wait to see the photos!

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  2. Absolutely incredible! I know how difficult and challenging it is to put together a shoot like that - and you really seem to have done an incredible job! What a great team! Can't wait to see the final photos!

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  3. Thank you both! I am looking forward to getting them done, still wading though the editing though hehe. :)

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