One Wall: Two Shoots

When I moved Fotofilia to the current premises within BOM (Birmingham Open Media), one of the items I was determined not to leave behind was a large piece of flooring vinyl. Not (just) because I’m a bit of a tightwad, but because this piece of aluminium chequerplate-effect vinyl had proven its worth as a very versatile background at the old premises and I really didn’t want to be without it.

As an example of its versatility, here are examples of two very different shoots using the same background taken within a week of each other..

 

In the unlikely event that you can’t tell the difference, the images on the left feature the gorgeous Kate-Anne Cooper (taken at a Fotofilia “Special Studio Evening”) and the ones on the right are boxers from Fighting Fit City Gym who came in for some promo shots for their forthcoming boxing show at Gatecrasher in Birmingham.

There’ll probably come a time when I get bored of this background. Maybe.

Electric Noir: Emilie and Joel

This isn’t the first time that I’ve paired up male model Joel Hicks and our most regular model Emilie Walt for a shoot together – there has also been a dance shoot, a Downton Abbey-themed shoot etc. But this Film Noir theme seems to have been one that they were both able to really get their teeth into. In recent posts, I’ve shown you solo shots and now here are a few of them together…

Sincere thanks to The Electric Cinema in Birmingham for being the perfect location for this shoot, and Keith Goodwin for access to his amazing box of props.

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

 

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

Emilie Walt & Joel Hicks by David Rann

 

Electric Noir: Emilie

More long-neglected images from the Film Noir shoot I organised for Fotofilia at The Electric Cinema in Birmingham. This time featuring the beautiful and versatile Emilie Walt who, as always, became absolutely absorbed in her role as the Film Noir “femme fatale”.

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Emilie Walt by David Rann

Hmmm. If ever a model was made for this shoot… Anyway, more shots to come.

Electric Noir

In a rather pathetic attempt to distract myself from election coverage on TV, I resorted to ploughing through an old hard drive and discovered some images from almost 2 years ago that have never seen the light of day since I edited them. So this, dear reader, is a little visual time capsule from a film noir-themed shoot that I organised at Birmingham’s beautiful, historic Electric Cinema. The first batch of images feature the peerless Joel Hicks, who has now modelled for two of our Film Noir shoots (and lots more besides).

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

Joel Hicks by David Rann

A few more images from this shoot soon…

New Model Talent: Megan Jaye

Okay, so she might not be new to regular readers of this ‘ere blog but the beautiful Megan Jaye appeared at Fotofilia for her first group shoot (the “New Blood” Studio Evening) this week and proved to be another great success with all present.

We began with some very upbeat retro shots to reflect Megan’s 50’s style dress before moving onto some more serious stuff (still making the most of those amazing shoulders).

I’ll post more shortly, but for now here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of Megan posing for my group…

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