After Emil’s last shoot I was eager to work with him again and we recently got the opportunity. For this session we concentrated on moody fashion shots, underwear and portraits. Emil has been honing his physique to compliment his handsome face as well as refining his posing which helped us capture some exceptional images.
Victor has visited the studio for 3 shoots so far and we’ve covered an enormous range of styles. He’s a very talented, adaptable and enthusiastic model. Here are some images we created using the boxing punchbag and work-out bench available in the studio which included some dramatic action boxing and MMA shots as well as a series of fitness images with dumb bells.
Andy is an agency represented classic model who contacted us to arrange a shoot to expand his range of images for social media and portfolio use. We covered some bright and energeitc studio fashion themes as well as classic portraits and headshots.
Ginaluca is a talented model who wanted to expand his portfolio with some specifically themed images. We started the shoot with a ‘Homage’ to Jean Paul Gaultier’s ‘Le Male’ campaign, continuing onto some fitness and boxing-themes shots and finishing the shoot with some classic black and white formal wear
Victor is an experienced model and it shows by the way he poses and connects with the camera. Our shoot included dramatic and characterful portraits, physique shots with tyres, art nude images with the ceremonial sword as well as classically inspired poses with the greek pillar and busts.
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
Yet another international visitor to our studio, Tristan booked a shoot during his stay in the UK to take full advantage of our vast array of props and costumes to expand his portfolio. We shot some elegant formalwear shots, followed by more adventurous sets using our classic busts and renaissance inspired props.
Leon has become a regular collaborator and for our latest shoot we chose 2 very contrasting ideas – Assassins Creed cosplay homage and classical art nude boudoir. Leon excelled in both genres using his skills as an-up-and- coming actor, with the aid of some of the many props in the studio and the shoot resulted in a set of arresting images.
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.
Actor, Costumier, Fight director and male model Ciaron @ciarondavies booked another shoot to showcase his latest outfits which he uses and hires out in his professional acting career. We shot a diverse selection of images featuring the two outfits Ciaron provided which resulted in some dramatic imagery.
Kianis is a handsome new male model who was very interested in adding more varied images to his portfolio. Our shoot covered many different genres and we made use of the props and costumes available in the studio, with the intention of providing Kianis with a much enhanced portfolio. We concentrated on moody black and white studies and art nude boudoir images to add some spice to his port.
Emil is a regular collaborator and since his first shoot last year he has developed immeasurably as a model and honed his physique achieving a much leaner look. For this shoot he wanted to push his boundaries so we developed and arty boudoir/dudoir theme with greek busts and pillars and our ornamental gilt frame and came away with some superb images.
Almost exactly a year after our first shoot, Robert travelled to our studio for a boxing themed shoot. We set up the studio boxing punchbag to give more authenticity to the images and also shot some American Football themed images as well as skateboarding and mythic-themed shots with the ceremonial sword. As usual the studio props helped us create some striking images.
Emil is a young up-and-coming model who I have worked with on several shoots. He’s developing with each new shoot and our latest session was a great opportunity for him to greatly expand his model portfolio with some high quality fashion, editorial and underwear shots. he’s been working on his physique and it really shows in the images we captured.
‘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.
A first for JBDI-photos but a very creative shoot. Jesse and Darren booked a shoot to show off their full body latex wear. The dynamic between the two models was immediately apparent and I tried to capture the surreal and humorous side to their interaction.
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.
Leon booked a shoot to update his modelling portfolio. We started with some high-contrast edgy black and white portraits, followed by more editorial images, then covered brighter more colourful sports and fashion shots and finished the shoot with a series of sci-fi, leather fantasy shots.
JBDI-phototography was contacted by up-and-coming underwear company Lure Menswear to shoot the Summer 22 campaign. The photoshoot took place in a themed pink house in Lancashire – https://www.instagram.com/themarklandhome
The brief was keep all images bright, casual and relaxed. Thanks to all models and the creative team for a great shoot.
Another great shoot with established model and influencer Ethan who modelled various popular brands during our shoot including ‘Box, ‘Bare’ , ‘Lure’ and ‘Pump’
Poppy (IG @poppy_valentines) got in touch to arrange a duo shoot with Darren (IG @darrensmodel) to boost her portfolio with some duo retro and cosplay images. Our first theme was a 50s Hollywood starlet scenario, followed by some 70s alt rocker images. The duo then transformed themselves into a Steam Punk couple for the last set. The many costumes and props available at our studio were combined with the models costumes to give extra authenticity to all the themes.
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
Influencer Sean @sean9pratt contacted us to update his port with some high-quality, colourful and intense physique shots. Our shoot made the most of the coloured gels, backgrounds and props available at the studio to highlight Seans radical tattoos and great physique
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 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.
Alex is an emerging male model with a growing Instagram following @alex_wright_official and a fast developing catalogue of shoots. He visited the studio while in Manchester working with other photographers. We covered a number of different shoot styles, including gritty black and white portraits, formalwear shots, a sportswear theme and we also included some images of Killer Whale clothing, a brand that Alex is currently promoting.
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!
Emil is a young model hoping to break into the modelling industry. We made a plan to cover areas that would expand his portfolio and show off his look at its best, using a combination of studio props and costumes to produce an eclectic mix of shots.
Stefan is an aspiring male model seeking magazine publication for editorial shoots and booked 2 sessions to broaden his portfolio.The first shoot concentrated on some arty images with chiffon and props, physique shots with the studio tyres and smoke and the second shoot was based more around moody black and white portraits and upbeat and colourful fashion shots.
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.
Darren and I had been planning a return shoot at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester for some time and finally managed to arrange a date. The venue is a deliberately run-down Victorian mansion that has had a spell as a nightclub in recent years. The space is full of weird and characterful areas. We chose the dilapidated grand piano to create a scenario involving a virtuoso pianist in ‘film noir’ style, then moved on to some surreal images in front of one of the windows and some dark, surreal ideas in the cellar!
Actor and model Harley got in touch to update his port with some portraits, headshots and costume shots using the props and outfits we have in our studio. We started with some gritty black and white portraits and then progressed onto a Dickensian/cosplay theme with top hat and tuxedo and ended the shoot with a sports and casual theme.
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.
New and talented model Matthew needed some studio images for his portfolio. Our shoot covered headshots, portraits, some topless and underwear shots and a White Russian hat….
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.
Physique and fitness model Jack booked a shoot to update his port with some underwear and sports shots with a difference. We used the American football kit that is one of the many resident props at the studio to create some arresting sports shots. Jack has developed his physique considerably since our first shoot and it was great to have him back in the studio again.
Tyler is a young model with an innocent but alternative look, sporting an array of tattoos, who wanted to experiment with some retro and cosplay images with the help of thew many props and costumes available to us at the studio. We shot a series of images covering many styles and looks to give him an extensive set of shots to choose from.
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.
Kes’s second shoot took full advantage of all the props, furniture, costumes and make-up we have to offer. We started off with boudoir style images with the chaise long and chiffon, then experimented with a ‘gold’ theme with glitter and our newly acquired gilt frame and finished off with semi-formal all-white fashion shots.
Model and actor extraordinaire ‘The Bard’ visited the studio for a ‘ Johnny Depp’ themed shoot. he bought his own pirate costume and we combined his acting and characterisation skills with the many props available at the studio to create some inspired theatrical images with a real feel for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films
Marco got in contact wanting to add some character shots to his port. We worked on some 30s style Peaky Blinders and formal wear themes. Marcus got straight into character and we obtained some atmospheric period shots.
Jiri arranged a shoot to boost his port – we covered several different looks from formal fashion through retro beachwear to American football to give him some more striking images to enhance his modelling career.
Tom visited the studio to create new costume images and enlarge his portfolio by taking advantage of the amazing variety of costumes and props available in our studio near Manchester Airport. We used a ceremonial sword and the peaky blinders outfit that is available to all models booking shoots with us.
Callum who is now represented by Maverick models contacted me to fix up another shoot to add some more fashion and editorial images to his portfolio. Now much more experience, Callum was able to take full advantage of the costumes and props available at the studio to pose for some striking images. I was really impressed how he is much more at ease and able to produce more interesting and creative poses.
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!
Elvis’ return visit was a creative mix of fitness, underwear, fashion and male boudoir images. Yet again, Elvis showed his ability to adapt to any costume and create stunning images. As in our first shoot Elvis was happy to pose nude to showcase his superb physique.
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.
Young male model Danny booked a shoot to push his creative boundaries with access to all the different props and costumes in the studio. We started off with some theatrical formalwear shoot, graduated to a implied nautical theme and ended with a sci-fi punk look. As the shoot progressed Danny eager to showcase his attractive smooth body and unusual tattoos, soon stripping naked and interacting creatively with the rope, chiffon, sci-fi punk harness and leather jacket.
Experienced and adventurous male model Elvis visited the studio to shoot fashion, editorial and physique images. Elvis has an amazing physique, honed from calisthenics and free running. Able to adapt to numerous different styles, Elvis was in his element experimenting with the array of props and costumes available in our studio
Fitness model Marc booked a shoot to expand his modelling port. We shot many different styles to reflect his versatility as a male model utilising the wide range of props and costumes available for any models wanting to shoot at our studio.
Marc and I arranged a shoot to explore a secret urban location that I had scouted. Despite the dilapidated state of the building and potential for members of the public overlooking our shot, we persevered and obtained a great set of images to highlight Marc’s stunning physique.