Sunday, 22 April 2012

Location Scouting

Me with an awesome stick I found at Abbots Wood! One of the 'dens' behind me.


Kat and I went on a location scouting mission for a photo shoot we're doing next week. I won't give too much away but the theme of the shoot requires some interesting woodland!

We went to Nyman's Gardens first (near Crawley ish) which is part of the National Trust. I bagged myself a NT membership whilst we were there and I had a rather good sausage and chutney sandwich. The woods there went on for ages and there were some great locations to shoot but our concern was the distance between everything. Not going to be very practical lugging all our gear around.

Nymans
 
Nymans
Nymans
Cool jagged tree trunk at Nymans

Next, we went to Abbots Wood in Arlington (near Polegate/Eastbourne) which offered something completely different. What we found there were these amazing dens built up by fallen branches which were almost perfect for the shoot we're doing. The plus about this location was that the parts we liked were much more immediate and about 50 metres from the car park!

Abbots Wood
Abbots Wood
Abbots Wood
Abbots Wood
Now we have some decisions to make but it was a good day out and totally worthwhile. It's getting very exciting now.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sorcery...

My Gotham Light seems to be glitching for some reason. To be honest, I hope it stays like this! Love accidents like this, got a few ideas from it!


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Something? But what is it!?


A preview of a prop we've been making for a photo shoot I'm art directing at Red. Very exciting stuff! This particular prop has come on a fair bit too since this photo. We've made a few others as well and they're looking great but you'll have to wait to see those!

Big thanks also to Brighton Graphic Design student Ashton Milton who came in & helped out for the week. She was really helpful with everything and an all round lovely girl. The prop in the photo was mostly her doing and it's looking very cool indeed! Check out her blog too - http://ashtonmilton.tumblr.com/

Hope to show some more stuff from this soon. The shoot is in a couple of weeks time, hopefully the weather holds out.