A couple of weeks back in a previous post I re designed my business cards and updated my portfolio, since then I have also been working on my website and I had been waiting for my last two shoots to be published before I announced it properly!
The site now looks completely(ish? haha) different as I'm using a new template design on 4ormat.com. I have streamlined it a bit too, not only are my editorials there but I've also added a portfolio section that reflects the one I have printed, I thought that would be useful. :P
You can check out the new site here! www.tomsimmonds.com
Atma and Madeleine
Last weekend I had two test shoot, one on Saturday with the Atma and the second on Sunday with Madeleine, it had been a while since working with some new people so it was quite refreshing! This time of year is always slow so two tests on one weekend is rare but excellent! :)
I love working on large shoots with a big team but it's really great to get back to basics and just go to on an adventure with a model and shoot wherever we end up! It's great for experimenting and it's always good to be in a situation where you don't know what to expect and having the challenge of getting a great shot. :)
For my shoot with Atma we explored around Buckingham Palace, and with the chosen styling we got a little bit extra attention from the hordes of idiotic tourists, it's like they had never need a woman before, but secretly I was hoping to get a complaint from the police to add to my list of places I've been told off at for shooting haha. Luckily though we were unhindered and were able to get some really cool images, and some that were perhaps a little unusual! :)
Here is a little back of camera preview!
The next day was my shoot with Madeleine, the weather was a little worse for this one but as we were setting up in Madeleine's place we were able to shoot inside a bit too! We went for a little explore around the Sloane Square area for some images and afterwards we shot a little in and around the apartment. Both of these shoots were cursed by the sunset at 4 problem that you get this time of year so we did a little experimenting with a flash, which is something I barely ever use, and it was fun! Although my flash is older than I am so it is very slow at recharging and kind of ruined the flow a little bit haha.
Here is a little back of camera preview from the day! :)
Art Takes Times Square
Way back in June of 2012 I was part of the See Me - Art Takes Times Square competition and at the time they were offering an art book featuring all of the artists who were featured. So much time had passed since then that I thought it would never arrive but completely out of the blue a huge box arrived in the post last Wednesday and sitting inside was the book! A photo of mine that I took with Stephanie features on page 39, here is a photo of it: