Saturday, 12 April 2014


Shooting with Heauxxx [pronounced: Ho!] was fun. Simple as that. 
Heauxxx is an erotic avant garde performance double act & alt models.  
As soon as we met for a prep meeting I knew we have to do a shoot to capture this sense of play, mischievousness and not being too serious with oneself. 
So the story here was "girls just wanna have fun". 

And after a long day at work, let's face it: all you need is a nice cup of tea!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Red Carpet makeup presentation @ Inglot

Yesterday I attended a makeup workshop at Inglot run by Magdalena Skoczylas.
This time the theme was 'Red Carpet'. The images below show the step-by-step approach and the final effect. 
Shame I couldn't get our model to wave to me as this would complement the 'Cannes' feel...!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Into The Abyss

This is one of my favourite location shoots we've done so far. It took over a month of planning, getting different designers' pieces together, including raiding my nearest butcher to beg them to lend us the skull. On the way to the location we got stuck in terrible traffic and arrived much later than expected making it quite tight time-wise before the sunset. Plus the walk from the car park is almost an hour long. So by the time we started shooting I felt like my arms were one metre longer after dragging all the equipment and suitcases to the location. It was also terribly windy and quite cold for a September day. Our model had her hair wet as this was the style we were going for, making it even colder for the poor thing! Anyway, apart from the initial delay the shoot went smoothly, we shot 10 costume changes in only 3 hours. I do have to say it had lots to do with our model's professionalism. Michaela was just amazing, and so beautiful! 
I hope you like the images as much as I do! :)
And by the way, this story was inspired by the book Game of Thrones with the white cliffs being 'The Wall'. In the book The Wall is a colossal fortification which stretches for 300 miles along the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realm from the White Walkers.

Photography: Karolina Amberville
Makeup & Hair: Magdalena Skoczylas
Model: Michaela Ireland
Publication in Papercut Magazine