Last Sunday, I joined 13 photographers in a big group shoot at The Roost
, a fantastic photographic/TV location in Hackney London. Over four floors (basement, ground floor and two upper floors), there is a huge variety of rooms, each with a different selection of wonderful, mostly retro, furniture and wall deco (many rooms even have different paint schemes/wallpaper on each wall) and props. There are huge windows in most of the upstairs rooms providing plenty of natural light.
Most of the photographers had brought their own models to but there was also a group of models available for work. I had arranged for two friends to come along and also took advantage of the wonderful Druidess of Midian
(a professional model and actress among other things) and her partner Nikolai being there.
I had an absolute blast and think I've managed to produce some of my best work to date.
The set with Nevla had a gangster theme and was mostly humorous prompted by his purple zoot suit. The set with Druidess and Nikolai was mostly improvised by letting the two play with each other. I would pick a location and together we would come up with ideas for poses.
The final set with my good and stunningly beautiful friend Maria featured four different outfits (two of which I haven't uploaded yet).
Here are three examples, have a look through my gallery for more.