Kayleigh Lush in Spain Part Two: Indoors

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(Click on the Image to be taken to the shoot gallery) In October this year, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain for two days with Kayleigh Lush. I have a good friend out there who owns a fabulous converted farmhouse/villa with small apartments, let during the Summer. As this was at the end of the season, there were no guests, and we had the run of the place, including the extensive private grounds.

I probably don't need to mention that Kayleigh is my 'go to' model, who will always be the first person I call if I've got something unusual or experimental in mind. I know that no matter how awry things happen to go on the shoot, or how far off the original intention we veer, I can be sure of coming away from the shoot with images that I'll be delighted with anyway. I've lost count of the number of times we've collaborated on shoots, and on every one, I've had an embarrassment of riches, as far as quality pictures go.

Kayleigh was obviously my first choice when I was given the opportunity to shoot out in Spain, and I was delighted when she agreed. I had plans to shoot a whole load of different things, and in fact, did so. Indeed, it's only now that I'm really starting to work my way through the images. We shot a number of images underwater, which have already been featured in my blog here, and one of which has appeared in Professional Photographer January 2012 edition.

As we were in October, however, we couldn't count on great weather all the time, so one afternoon, given the pretty chilly temperature outside, we decided the best plan was to stay indoors. Fortunately, we had a bit of an idea as to what we wanted to do, and a pretty extensive mood board to refer to.

The images featured on the gallery here are the result of that afternoons shoot. More to follow-I suspect I'm about one quarter of the way through the images so far… And, it's worth saying that one of the images here is one of my favourite images of Kayleigh to date. And that's saying something…

Miss Lucy Fur, photographed in London

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I recently shot for a second time with Miss Lucy Fur, the first shoot being covered on my blog here . Lucy's a wonderful model, and I was very happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with her on a festive pinup shoot. It's something I've wanted to do for quite a while, and it was great to work with Lucy on this-she brought loads of ideas to the shoot, and not least, a wonderful wardrobe that helped us really capture a festive holiday feel in the images. We hit a bit of an emergency, however, when I realised the wrapping paper I'd purchased to wrap stuff was still at home. Doh! Fortunately, a quick trip to Brent Cross, a fifteen minute shopping spree, and we were sorted again.

We shot three or four different looks, with a mix of backgrounds, and I’m delighted with our results.