Actor headshots

Cosplay, Wild West and Gangsters

Ciaron, an actor, armourer and costumier for theatre and cinema, is a regular visitor to the studio. Here’s a compilation from 3 shoots during 2023 including Ganster, Steam Punk, Jason from Friday 13th, Wizard and Wild West themes – all costumes supplied by Cairon, plus props available in our studio.

More Kianis! Vintage 30s shoot

Kianis returned for another shoot but this time to re-create an authentic 30s P G Woodhouse character complete with tails coat top hat monocle and many other props that we have available at our studio. We spent a lot of time perfecting Kianis’s hair and adjusting small costume details to produce a really atmospheric set of images

 

Kianis – Character and Cosplay shoot

After Kianis’s first shoot , we very promptly arranged a follow-up session to pursue themes that we did not have time to cover during our initial meeting. The first theme was a ‘

30s working class/peaky blinders costume combination, we then changed to a more outlandish steam punk alt fashion outfit and finished the shoot with some colourful male fusion images.

The Bard – Musketeer and Napoleonic Shoot

‘The Bard’, Ciaran Davis, is an actor, costumier, armourer and stuntman. Every so often he visits the studio with an authentic historical costume. Our latest shoot was no exception. Ciaran supplied a fully authentic French late 18th century Musketeers costume complete with antique Spanish sword and also a Napoleonic soldier’s costume. I set up a couple of small stage sets comprising of various props to compliment the period of the outfits. Ciaran skilfully employed his acting skills to characterise each scenario.

Classic Art Nude and Cosplay with Phil

Actor Phill, who was visiting from London, got in touch to arrange a shoot to take advantage of the many props available in our studio near Manchester Airport. Luckily, I had just added some new classic Greek antique props which we were able to utilise for the first time. Keen to show off his great physique, Phill posed nude for most of the images. This is the first shoot in a series of classic or renaissance inspired collaborations that I planning, in which I’m hoping to feature contemporary models interacting with antique props.

 

Celtic Warrior shoot with Ciaron

Ciaron (The Bard) is an actor, costumier and theatrical armourer. Periodically we arrange a shoot to showcase a new costume. For this shoot Cairon brought a Celtic warrior outfit complete with leather jerkin, cloak, leather arm bands and a very stylish long sword. I experimented with various dramatic lighting styles to maximise the visual impact of Ciaron’s amazing costum.e

Brad – Alt Fashion and Steam Punk shoot

Brad booked a shoot to add new studio images to his port, and was especially interested in the styles that we offer at JBDI-photography – alt fashion, cosplay and steam punk. We captured a great variety of amazing images during the shoot utilising many of the in-house props that are ready and waiting for clients to enhance the experience of their photoshoot – swords, retro camera. skateboards, steam punk accessories and min stage sets.

Robert – Peaky Blinders Shoot

Robert paid a visit to the studio to add more acting and character shots to his port. We started with a Peaky Blinders 30s theme and also covered some shots with the in-house studio leather jacket as well as some physique and fitness photos. Get in touch to book your studio shoot with access to a vast array of costumes and props.

Euan – Fashion, Formalwear and Editorial shoot

Euan is an upcoming model and Instagrammer (@euanthum) who got in touch to arrange a studio shoot, which he hadn’t experienced before, his previous experience being outdoor and travel shoots for his Instagram account. We covered black and white portraits with leather jackets using
some of the extensive wardrobe of costumes in our studio, formalwear shots, some arty fantasy shots with candelabra and decanter and ended with some spiky steam punk images!

Portfolio Shoot with fitness model Dexter

Dexter got in contact to arrange an underwear, fitness and physique shoot to boost his male modelling portfolio. We covered a range of themes from portrait through topless and underwear to some more revealing physique shots to give him a great choice of images to use for his online and agency portfolios.

Business headshots for James and Kieron

Many more employees and business people are now working form home but they still require striking and effective headshots and portraits. JBDI-photography can supply great looking headshots and commercial portraits. Keiron and James recently booked shoots to obtain professional business headshots for their Linkedin, Facebook and workplace profiles. Please see the Business Headshots page for more information and fees.

Robin Hood shoot with Ciaron – The Bard

Ciaron booked another shoot to follow on from our previous ‘Johnny Depp’ and Medieval Knight themes. This time we chose the location of Burrs park in Bury as Sherwood Forest. Ciaron provided a full costume including bow, arrows, long sword, hooded jerkin and breaches and after a short walk beside the river Irwell, we found a wooded bank with many ancient oaks to provide an atmospheric backdrop, giving the resulting images an appropriate mythic feel.

Surreal apocalyptic shoot at Antwerp Mansion with actor and model Darren

Darren is a very dedicated and versatile model and actor who I have worked with on a number of occasions. He owns an extensive personal wardrobe as well as a huge variety of props that he can supply to give extra authenticity and excitement to any shoot. We booked a morning at Antwerp mansions, a dedicated run-down and urban photography space in Rusholme, Manchester. Using the grungy and dilapidated interior, we worked on several scenarios to produce some surreal, steampunk, alternative and sci-fi shots.

New Business Headshots for Kirsty and Steven

Just a few examples of recent business headshots at our studio near Manchester Airport.

Please get in contact to book your business headshots. During Covid restrictions photoshoots in the studio can be conducted at appropriate social distancing due to the space available in the premises or outdoor shoots can be arranged in the Greater Manchester area.

 

Boxing Shoot with male model Leon

After arranging a shoot with male model, Leon, he was very keen to try out a boxing theme. Luckily, we have a punchbag, boxing gloves and retro boxing shorts on hand art the studio, so all we needed was Leon to provide the action and drama. We experimented with some atmospheric back lighting, smoke, water spray and stage blood to create some gritty and powerful shots.

Mythical ‘Ariadne’ Shoot with female model Helen Diaz

A model of great ability and experience, Helen Diaz visited the studio to shoot a scenario dedicated to ‘Ariadne’ the wife of  ‘Dionysus’. We constructed a special set to evoke the classical mythology and to pay homage to classical and renaissance art. Just for a touch of variety we finished the shoot with some ‘Film Noir’ shots!

Princess Bee Steam Punk Shoot

Princess Bee booked a shoot to take advantage of some of the amazing props we have at the studio. We shot some weird and whacky steam punk themed images and rounded the shoot off with a few 70s inspired shots

 

New portfolio boost shoot for male model Matthew

After our Peaky Blinders style shoot over a year ago, Matthew contacted me again to arrange a portfolio booster for his male model portfolio. We covered a number of creative scenarios from 60s James Dean shots with leather jacket, 60s retro selfies with Milford Sportsman camers, through a cabaret costume with topcoat and stick to a ‘JR’ cowboy theme!

Jon’s Autumn Bacchus and Peaky Blinder cosplay shoot

An experienced male model and regular guest at JBDI, Jon visited the studio to shoot two costume/cosplay themes, the first a Bacchus homage and the second a Peaky Blinders set. Both sets gave Jon ample opportunity to show off his great physique! He was fully committed to both of our themes and we able to capture some great images combining the full potential of our studio lighting and coloured gels with the many props and costumes that are available to any model booking a shoot with us.