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Episode 17


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Episode 17

16 Jun 2009 6:43PM   Views : 297 Unique : 238

After a slow start to the year, things are now getting busy. This is partly due to me gradually setting up a new business - finalising what services I'm going to offer at the moment and costing everything. Ruby is also starting her own business (as a stylist and MUA) and we hope to do some work together as things get up and running.

Three of my creative projects are now underway. Jessica's test shoot was a great success and she has confirmed her interest in doing more shoots, some of which may be focussed on the Fantasy Art Project. Helen's costume shoot (SS26) went really well up on Box Hill and I hope to be able to post a couple of photos soon Smile Did a shoot with Holly on Sunday and I've got one with Ruby in a few days time. Other shoots in the pipeline include a day long studio shoot with Ruby (styling and MUA) and (I hope) Lucy, Hannah, Sophie and Holly providing the modelling as I get to grips with studio lighting for the first time ever.

Location test shoots for the Fantasy Art Project coming soon with Ana Thema (June) and Joanne (July) near Eastbourne and Nicola (July) in London. Also in July a fully styled and made up test shoot with a young model whose mother approached me after the shoot with Jessica. Ruby will be doing all the styling and helping out with posing etc. One of the services I want to offer is a portfolio package that is age appropriate and designed especially for younger models (13-15). As I explained to girl's mother, I personally believe that at that age it should be all about fun and building confidence. Yes, the agencies will take young models but should these young people be put under that kind of pressure? I will soon be doing a shoot with a girl who has suffered from anorexia so the pressures within the industry have an all too apparent effect.

I'm still hoping to squeeze another exhibition in at some point this year but my most recent attempt to get into a gallery was not exactly successful. Basically I never heard from them again Smile

Coming up in Episode 18....nah, only joking :-P

Tags: Portfolio Ruby Business Stylist Mua Fantasy art project Xanda

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