Saturday, 21 April 2012

Dimond Angel Test

We just did the first test for the new Angel. Am so happy with how it looks! The way the red latex sucks against the rigid frame and my body is ace! With most of these Angels I have no idea how its actually going to look until we do these tests so it's a bit nerve wreaking, have got as far as doing a shoot (in the middle of the night in a sand pit) in the past when we realized the costume just didn't work and needed to be drastically rethought.  Think we gonna get a great shoot out of this one. The suction of the hover was WAY to powerful, felt like it was going to push the frame right though my ribs so I need to work on that. I could only stand it for a second, hence Dee having to turn the hover on and straight off again. With a little tweaking I think we will be ready to shoot this mother real soon!!!!
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Friday, 20 April 2012

Network Awesome

Network Awesome certainly live up to their name!
Their site is JAM PACKED with amazing films, TV shows, documentary's and great articles. I've discovered so many amazing things on there and rediscovered so many films that were but vague and bizarre memories! I made a few ID/sting type things for them last year and have just finished this one using Dee's pictures from the White Angel shoot! I just went past the estate where these pictures where shot and now there's a massive sculpture in the middle of the court yard, it's like a giant Triffid!
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Travis Hodges 'Follow me' project

Award winning photographer Travis Hodges has just revealed all the photos from his great new portrait project 'Follow Me'. One of the images is of me in my first Angel costume.
Each person that was photographed was asked to recommend the next subject. Travis photographed Dee (it's a great pic so check it out on the link below) and she put him on to me next. We did the shoot in a friends back yard who lived in the same building as our studio in Hackney Wick. Travis was interested in the transformation that takes place as I put on an Angel costume and so came up with this great image. I love the post apocalyptic feel the location has. When I see images of the Angels I don't ever think of them as me so it's strange to look at this and see the gradual transformation. 
 check out the full project on his site:
www.travishodges.co.uk/followme/
and find him on twitter: 
@TravisHodgesUK
 I recommended Pete Hodges, (no relation) an old friend and who I share the studio with to be the next subject. It's a great image of him in the studio! I look forward to doing something with Travis again!

Monday, 2 April 2012

F-Stop Magazine

Hooray! One of Dee's photos (the black & white medium format ones) of my first Angel has got into the group exhibit in this months edition of F-Stop Online Photography magazine!!!

Check it out, there's always lots of great stuff in there!!!
www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition