Dancers, Goths and a Make Up Test

I wasn’t wrong, the last week has been a very busy one.

I’ve been back in the studio at Photolink in Manchester working on the new season for Shop Direct Group. This week the brand was Pineapple, who specialise in dancewear and fitness clothing. As well as this I’ve been shooting still life fashion at home for Attitude Clothing, which is really quite different. They specialise in alternative clothing, aimed at the Rock music fanbase and Goth culture.

This is one of the things I love most about being in the freelance industry, you find yourself working on things that you wouldn’t necessarily take an interest in. I’m neither a Dancer or a Goth but I enjoy the challenge of shooting and editing their different styles of clothing. From bright neon ankle warmers to black PVC leggings there’s a lot to think about. I won’t go into technical details, I’m trying to steer away from boring my non-photogeek audience and more towards just letting the world know what’s going on. If I get time I may post some little “how to” type things that go into more detail about what I do.

Anyway, moving on. I’m not allowed to show the photos/videos of what I have shot this week as they have not been published by the clients yet, but if you want to see them you can click the links above to the sites and you’ll see my work there.

Thankfully I do have some photos to share with you. Yesterday, after a pretty hectic day rushing around Manchester between location shots and studio shots I got home and found my girlfriend sat on the couch looking like she had just walked off a fashion shoot herself.

This is not the normal site, Lydia on the couch, yes, but it’s usually her relaxing with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. As part of her work Lyd manages a lot of make-up consultants, these ladies (I’m sure there are some men too) asked her to try out some of their products and come up with a style that would fit the brand. This wasn’t anything official, just a bit of fun.

Not wanting to miss a photo-op I moved a few things around in my studio (the dinning room) and shot these.

I am really happy with how these turned out, not just to show off how gorgeous Lyd looked but also because I haven’t really done this at home before. I’ve done a lot of studio shoots before but to be able to light and shoot this at home with all my own kit was really satisfying.

So that’s about it for now, I’m just waiting for the next delivery of clothing to turn up for me to get to work on for the next two days, then back in studio at the end of the week before the long awaited two week holiday!

Thanks for reading,




2 thoughts on “Dancers, Goths and a Make Up Test

  1. Usual place of residence….the sofa??? With a cup of tea or glass of wine! Thanks Gow? If it wasn’t for the comment on how gorgeous I am you’d be in trouble!

    The make up fun, was simply a bit of fun to support my Mac girls, and their new collection! That was my interpretation of it! Luckily for me I have a good photographer on hand which helps!!!

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