On Tuesday I was in Southsea working mode Ellie Hales. We had no plan as such, other than to create some wicked images. We drove around the area looking for interesting locations to shoot. Initially we opted to go down on the sea front, where it was rather windy!
I love shooting against walls, and other textured backgrounds, it always gives the images a clean canvas to build on. I noticed down on the beach there was a red and white striped hut (not sure what it was but certainly not a beach hut) As it was so windy, I sat Ellie down against the back of it, it gave her a bit of shelter from the wind and was a different angle to previous shoots.
These are my favourite shots from the beach:
After shooting on the beach we decided to back to Albert Road, where shot in a few locations, I love the Kings Theatre and the enameled tiles outside were the perfect backdrop to shoot against. This was somewhat precarious as I was stood in the road to get the best angle, luckily I managed to avoid being hit. These were a couple of my favourite shots:
We decided to take some shots on the front of kings theatre, and below is one of those shots.
Whilst we were shooting a guy who Ellie knew came out of a nearby shop to chat to her. After a brief chat he went on his way and we continued to shoot. He then sent her a message a short while later offering us the opportunity to shoot within his fathers antiques shop. Naturally we jumped at chance. Below are my favorite shots from inside Parmiter Antiques.
This is a good point to thank Parmiter Antiques for letting us use their shop, you can visit their website www.ianparmiter.co.uk or why not pop in when you are next in southsea, the shop is crammed full of gems.
I loved this shoot with Ellie, some of my best work comes from shooting without a plan and once again this was proven. You will definitely see me with around with a great model like Ellie around the area.