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Sing Gentry (Gurj Sohanpal)

Gurj and I have been planning to do a shoot for so long! So what better way to do a shoot that is dedicated to his birthday! Hence the reason for the red balloon in the photos. The shoot was a collaboration with the fashion brand, NEXT, which is why Gurj is kitted out in the brand. 

If you don't know Gurj has the greatest collection of suits I have ever seen! Check out his Instagram @singhgentry to see how he styles his suits along with being jealous of all his travels!

 

MARK LIVERMORE

I met Mark at The Clck event at The Sanderson hotel and straight away we hit it off, Mark is so down to earth and easy to get along with which is why I was so excited to do a shoot together and this one was in collaboration with the fashion brand, Reiss. 

Mark’s Instagram is all about minimal tones and attention to textures, so the new Serpentine pavilion design was the perfect place to hold the shoot. This shoot was one of the funniest, as if you saw my Insta-story we got lost! Which is no surprise coming from me, but also how Mark is so down to earth and easy to get along with. Make sure to check the rest out @marklivermore for his upcoming travels.

CLAIRA HERMENT

My shoot with @missclairaherment was nothing but LOVE! Claira is such an inspiration, as she teaches you body positivity.  When photographing new faces I always try to capture their personality and I noticed from Claira's Instagram that love was a recurring symbol, so for the shoot I brought along a red love balloon to capture this side. Also make sure you watch Claira's Youtube series, as it will be full of exciting adventures!

LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY

This time I was invited to photograph the Songzio SS18 show, which was truly amazing! The soft atmospheric music put me in a dream like state, as the models with slicked back hair elegantly walked passed.Horizontal stripes definitely dominated the collection along with leather, embellished, open toed sandals. 

 

I also attended the St. James show, which was in the middle of Jermyn Street. The music was so lively that it created a party ambiance. What I really noticed from the show was how many times the models changed outfits! I know a bit random, but when you think about it a show lasts roughly 15 minutes and the models changed 3 times, so imagine changing quickly and looking so composed so fast!  Either way the collection was amazing and had a fun aspect to it.

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2017

I have now worked London Fashion Week three times in a row! The first time I was an intern and I helped host influencer events for Ego, Superdrugs and many more brands. Whereas the second and third time I was photographing street style and I was even the event photographer for @TheClck brunch (an amazing influencer group).

Each Fashion Week is VERY stressful, but also rewarding. There’s always a sense of haste, moving across different venues to capture unique styles in such a short amount of time. To the point that I have even jumped into a car with another photographer who I met 5 minutes before and being driven to the next location. (I know stranger danger alert, but in that moment all I could think about is I need more outfit shots!) Plus these strangers ended up becoming my friends and mentors (saved my friendships there)

I still find it crazy that I've photographed great people such as Yasmin Sewell, Daisy Lowe, Adwoa Aboah, Katy Perry and many more. The photo of Katy Perry was my most viewed and shared photo, it reached over 2,000 people on Facebook and it was shared so many times on Instagram and Twitter! Let's hope this year will bring more amazing opportunities.

MISSDEFIANT

I met the duo at the Debut Mixer and straight away we hit it off. I loved their flamboyant style, especially their glitter statement lips and it was great that in that one night we had already arranged to do a photoshoot that coming weekend! The shoot was in a Church in Acton and whilst they recorded the acoustic versions of their new songs, I photographed the behind the scenes. Watch this space for more upcoming shoots with the duo (Emily and Jordan) 

SEBASTIAN LILJEBLAD

Seb was a dream to work with, being a confident model and a business owner made posing in front of the camera look so easy. We toured around Notting Hill finding different locations to shoot in, plus it was great that Seb was not phased by my bad tour guiding skills. One of my favourite shots was when I captured Seb with the leaves. One, it was surprising that we’re in December and there was leaves still attached on the tree branches instead of being on the ground and two because I love capturing nature. A little bit of greenery can really brighten the photo. Throughout the shoot Seb said “Lets go Wild!” and it was pretty ironic that at the end of our shoot we passed a flower shop called ‘Wild at Heart’, which made for a nice send off.  

Debut's Mixer

I went to the second Debut Magazine Mixer event and networked with models, make-up artists, designers, singers and other photographers. It was a great environment to socialise with people in the industry who are roughly the same age. For the past year now I have worked with well-established people in the creative sector from photographers, stylists and CEOs of creative brands and therefore connecting with people who are trying to break into the same industry as me is quite nice and reassuring that I’m not alone.

On the night I indulged in their fancy pink strawberry cocktails and fruity cupcakes. Along with getting a free magazine to celebrate the launch of their second issue and a treats bag filled with skin care products and mini badges. Also please excuse the iPhone quality photos, I was to attend this event not photograph for it.

DEAN CHALKLEY

This year I had the opportunity to work with the photographer, Dean Chalkey. I helped out on shoots with him for brands, such as Hush Puppies and Jocks & Nerds and meeting artists, such as  Richard Ashcroft ( the lead singer from the band, The Verve). The best part on working with Dean was the fact he photographed my favourite singer, Amy Winehouse! Funnily enough the photo I used on my cover photo on Facebook (years ago) was the photo he photographed! I would constantly ask questions about Amy to Dean, such as "what was was she like?" and "how was she to photograph?".  Chalkey never failed to surprise me about facts about Amy or the fun energy she brought on his shoots.

On one of our last meet ups I photographed Dean in his office using his quirky Fuji camera, that's why I only have this poor iPhone quality instead.