Thursday, 9 June 2011

Pompey got fashionable

About six weeks ago, I got together with three great friends, Steve J Progressive Photography, Nigel Bunker & Bryan Allman in my home town, Portsmouth and we spent a day eating ice cream, dossing around, oh and  shooting a bit of fashion of course.
It was a beautiful hot day in late-April. We stopped for lunch in a lovely pub in Old Portsmouth and my gorgeous friend from school, model Sinopa Rin came down mid-afternoon to join us for a few shots.

Sinopa Rin (left) and Cheryl Elizabeth


Picture on the right: Sinopa Rin (left) and Cheryl Elizabeth

Sinopa Rin (left) and Cheryl Elizabeth

I really love lots of these and I still have more from Bryan, so keep your eyes peeled for those; I think a portfolio update is imminent!
I have loads and loads to catch up on at the moment - Ady's funeral is tomorrow (well, later today now) at 3pm and whilst I'm not looking forward to it, I am looking forward to saying a proper goodbye.
What else is new? I've been over-doing the running I think, I have been going every morning recently and my calves are really quite painful. I've had to get out the deep heat, which I hate because my skin can never make up its mind whether its hot or cold after application!
Oh and I've had my hair extensions taken out for the time being, so my hair is now just below shoulder-length, all choppy and I dyed it a very dark purple-red the other day. It looks funky!

'Til the next time x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

STUDIO FOR SALE - New Forest, Hampshire, UK

My good friend and photographer, Graham Wood from Everton in the New Forest is soon to be moving to Scotland and will be looking to sell his lovely Red Rose Studio.
Of course, I don't want it to be sold to someone not prepared to keep it as a photographic studio, so I'm appealing for any models or stylists who might know a photographer looking for a studio space or photographers who might want a studio space or to even share a studio space in the south of Hampshire, UK to come forward and show interest.

I have no idea on price or what equipment Graham is prepared to leave behind, if anything but the photographic studio comprises:

Studio 1
Studio 1:
  • Approximately 360 sq ft (approx 24ft x 15ft)
  • Open raftered ceiling- max height approx 11ft
  • Boarded floor
  • 2.7m seamless support system
  • Wall mounted light booms
Studio 2:
  • Approximately 230 sq ft
  • Carpeted floor
  • Open rafter ceiling - max height approx 10ft
Me in the changing room, a mirrored view
  • Tea and coffee available
Changing Room:
  • Approximately 40 sq ft with attached toilet and washbasin providing changing and make up area

There is also a further separate toilet. The building is fully heated with gas fired central heating and there is on site parking for 3-4 vehicles.

Please contact either myself or Graham himself at:
Link to studio website:

Here are some images of me taken over the years (from 2008) at the Red Rose Studio.
All photography by Graham Wood and all hair, make-up & styling by me, unless stated otherwise:

2nd row 4th image - hair & make-up by Rachel Thomas, 3rd row 1st image - styling by Nikita Sablier and the other model is Sinopa Rin, 5th row 1st image - hair & make-up by Rachel Thomas, 5th row 4th image - photography by Riccardo de la Venetzia (Richard Lund), 6th row 2nd image - photography by Riccardo de la Venetzia (Richard Lund) and the other model is Nic Button.


The New Forest is surrounded by beautiful scenery, Exbury Gardens, (pictured above) is just one of many exquisite locations.
Are you interested?

A talented trio

Time for some old images, before the new:
I was clearing out our old loft bedroom and found a load of books in cardboard boxes, one of which was a paperback called 'Light and Skin' by photographer, John Evans. I worked with John a while back now and it reminded of one of our shoots together with fellow photographer, Gregory Brown and beautiful model, Iveta Niklova in a fabric warehouse in London.
A very talented trio: these images are almost three years old and all three parties involved in this shoot with me are still producing gorgeous photographs.





The front cover of John's book, Iveta (left) and me..

..and this image of mine (front) and Iveta's bums was used for the back cover.

Here are some images of me inside the book, taken by John Evans during a trip to The Algarve, Portugal (Oct 2008) to shoot specifically for Erotica '08 prints and for this book- I was delighted to see photographer, David Lewis, (who I worked with for the first time only a couple of weeks ago on my Kent tour) had bought prints of two standing nudes, (me - front view, back view) and had them up on his living room walls. How cool!

A mixture of baby oil and water droplets.