Silhouettes - Kent Fashion Photography

I can't take any credit for the inspiration for this story. Lucy approached me and said she wanted to do some silhouette style images, she got the idea from my wedding silhouettes which is an interesting twist . I am very pleased with the results and once again Margate provides the perfect fashion photography backdrop. Interestingly - my son contacted me and asked if I had forgotten to turn on my radio trigger ...  It is however pretty much the same technique we when lighting our outside images minus the beauty light!


Kent fashion photography

Ossie Clark Fashion in sunny Margate - Kent Photography

Believe it or not the inspiration for this fashion shoot was Debenhams. Before Christmas they announced a new Ossie Clark concession range - much to the horror of many fashion lovers. Madam Popoff a vintage fashion expert suggested we shoot a spoof of the Debenham's Ossie Clark campaign but to use original Ossie Clark and other British boutique classics.

We shot around the harbour area in Margate which provides the perfect backdrop.

For the photographers amongst you we used three different lighting techniques, natural light, reflector and of course the beauty dish. I am proud of these images and also the simplicity of the production. Our model Abi did her own hair and make-up and post production was also minimal.
Model - Abigail Rose Greenfield
Stylist - Madam Popoff
Photographers - Alan and Thomas Langley
One of our setup shots ended up on the Vogue Italia Website - many thanks to Paraphernalia Margate for the loan of the deckchair.

Bridal Fashion Photography - On the farm.

Bridal Fashion Photography


Everyone who knows me well understands that I am pre-occupied with taking pictures. A lot of businesses spend a lot of time and effort on branding and advertising but for me the single most important thing is the photography. Throughout the wedding down season I exploit every opportunity to practice and hone my skills.  When Kylie offered me the chance to shoot at the farm I knew it was too good an opportunity to miss.

The styling and concept is thanks to Kylie Marsh, not only did she research the era and advise on hair and make-up styles but she also sourced the fantastic 70's dress. In addition to her role as creative director she also kept us supplied with homemade cake - good news for any artistic team.

Many thanks to Lucy Moat  and Tasha Shields for Make-up and Hair styling - Maid-Up Makeup Artistry. Also special thanks to our beautiful model Abigail  Greenfield who was a real pleasure to work with.

For me it was an opportunity to attempt to quickly capture some stunning images in a short time. I even used TTL flash for a few of these - having Vi Karaliūtė assisting meant I could get a small softbox in nice and close. As always with TTL I found the results inconsitent but for a rapidly moving wedding environment in full sun the high speed synch does provide a simple solution.

After the TTL experiment I reverted to the fashion photographers favourite - using the beauty dish to balance the ambient light. I even used just natural light for a few of the  looks.

All in all a great team and a great couple of hours photography - but a above all a great opportunity to practice.


Victoria Batchelor - Fitness Model - Portfolio Photography

A small selection of images from a portfolio est shoot with Victoria Batchelor. All of the images were taken at Samphire Hoe, Dover. For the photographers amongst you we predominantly used a 600ws strobe with a gridded beauty dish in an attempt to overpower the sun.