Christy G, came to London for a visit, and we were able to meet up to catch up on old times. It was great as it has been over 5 years since we last worked with each other. Anyhow hope you enjoy the images.
Modle: Amy Lewis
MUA: Mickey Gunn
Wardrobe: Vincent Pohl - VMPHOTO
Another one of Laura's looks of transformation.
Laura New Myers is the real deal, she is one of the most creative individuals I have ever met. If you are looking for someone who will bring the next level wether it be modelling, creative design, outfits, make-up, etc. She is someone I would recommend you get in contact with.
The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.
The Sri Lankan elephant population is now largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka. Elephants are present in Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park but also live outside protected areas. It is estimated that Sri Lanka has the highest density of elephants in Asia. Human-elephant conflict is increasing due to conversion of elephant habitat to settlements and permanent cultivation.
Clothing: House of Mob
House of Mob is an Austin based ladies clothing design house. We do both bespoke work and have launched our own retail line available through this website.
Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, Kt, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI Continental team WIGGINS, after leaving Team Sky. Nicknamed "Wiggo", he began his cycling career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain significant elite level success in both those forms of professional cycling.
The son of the Australian cyclist Gary Wiggins, Wiggins was born to a British mother in Ghent, Belgium, and raised in London from the age of two. He competed on the track from the early part of his career until 2008. He has won seven gold medals at the track world championships, his first in 2003 and his most recent in 2016; three in the individual pursuit, two in the team pursuit and two in the Madison. He won a gold in the individual pursuit at the 2004 Olympic Games and two golds in the individual and team pursuit at the 2008 Olympic Games. Wiggins returned to the track at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has announced his intention to compete in track cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
After the 2008 Olympics, Wiggins took a break from the track to focus on the road. Initially viewed as a time trial specialist and as a rouleur, he showed his ability in stage races when he came fourth in the 2009 Tour de France; he was later promoted to third after Lance Armstrong's results were annulled in 2012. In 2011 he claimed his first victory in a major stage race in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and he also finished third in the Vuelta a España. In 2012, Wiggins won the Paris–Nice, the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné, and became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France and the time trial at the Olympic Games. Following his success in 2012, Wiggins was the subject of several honours and awards; the Vélo d'Or award for best rider of the year, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and awarded a knighthood as part of the 2013 New Year Honours. In 2014 he won gold in the time trial at the 2014 road world championships. In June 2015 he set a new hour record with a distance of 54.526 km (33.881 mi).
It's that time of year again....
A Little B&W for the day...
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The Royal Crescent in Bath
Bath (/ˈbɑːθ/ or /ˈbæθ/; Latin: Aquae Sulis, Welsh: Caerfaddon), is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths. In 2011, the population was 88,859. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987.
The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. AD 60 when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then. Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre; the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century, claims were made for the curative properties of water from the springs, and Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era. Georgian architecture, crafted from Bath stone, includes the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms where Beau Nash presided over the city's social life from 1705 until his death in 1761. Many of the streets and squares were laid out by John Wood, the Elder, and in the 18th century the city became fashionable and the population grew. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century. Further building was undertaken in the 19th century and following the Bath Blitz in World War II.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc,[note 1] more commonly known simply as Chamonix[note 2] (formerly also spelled Chamounix), is a communein the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France.
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix. It is this situation "for France," which is found on the French IGN maps. The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste skirun of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in mainland France.
Palais de l'Isle is a castle in the of Geneva's administrative headquarters, then alternately a courthouse, a mint, and the Middle Ages until 1865 and then again during World War II. The Palais de l'Ile was classified as a Historical Monument in 1900, and today houses a local history museum.
Photographer: Vincent Pohl
MUA: Nadisha Welmillage
Model: Akasha Asylum
Within this great shoot we worked alongside Vincent Pohl of VMPhoto for a cosplaying shoot based around the mystical fantasy of the Fox. Vincent is a gentleman, a very well respected part of the photography society and industry with a ton of outstanding lingerie, glamour and fashion work under his belt so far. To work with him was wonderful, a real pleasure and treat for the team for sure. We look forward to more shoots with him in 2014.
PortraitX started off their day with Akasha Asylum and Nadisha Welmillage once again teaming up to do make up and modeling it took just under an hour to do a perfect looking piece of make up art upon Akasha. She looked stiffing.
Once they decided to set out into the open wide world of hustle and bustle. They noticed there were some train issues (as usual in London upon a Sunday) and they started to wonder just how late they may be. Cancellations, late train times, delays and of course a truck load of people waiting upon one platform was not really what PortraitX had ordered for this day!
35 minutes, 40 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 25 minutes passed and they were eventually seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. A train eventually turned up, Akasha and Nadisha packed on board this train to Euston station where they would be getting the underground toward our selected location for them.
Unfortunately, both of them were now over one hour late to the shoot, not only this but they did not have the time to spare to look for the location now. At the location itself there were endless pathways all leading around, up and down, winding dirt paths covered in fallen leaves from the Autumn. Time was passing by fast and the sign they came across when entering Holland Park had stated it was closing it’s gates at 4:30pm, meaning they have one hour 45 minutes to shoot something good. No pressure there!
Upon arrival at the doors of the desired location named Kyoto Gardens in the heart of Holland Park, there was very little space to move and right until the very end there were people walking around the area, right where we wanted to shoot. Main and biggest problem of working within public spaces is people getting in your shots and this happened often this day. People in the background walking dogs, showing their children the peacocks, tourists just standing to take images of the glorious waterfall. We waited for some time before getting started, now only with 40 minutes to actually shoot.
Eventually the herds of the general public started to fade and now we were getting stuck into the shoot. Lighting was an issue, in England in November, it is pitch black night at 4pm. Today it started to get dark around 3:30pm, the time we started working was dead on 3pm so the sun is now setting, there is barely any natural light. Vincent and his wife are setting up the flash and it was this harsh, blinding light just to get some kind of definition on the images of the background as well as the model. Honestly it is all a learning curve, the main one being, Do not try to go into Central London for something important on a Sunday.
Overall this was a highly tricky shoot day, there were a few real stunning shots and PortraitX wishes to thank Vincent Pohl and his Wife along with Nadisha for all the Photography, help and styling work on the shoot.
Looking forward to a bright future of shooting with you again soon Vincent.
From the deep archives with Rachel Schmidt.