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!
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.
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.
Mark got in contact to expand his portfolio with some new fitness shots with a twist – again using some of the amazing array of the studio’s costume, props and make-up. We provided blood, sweat and tears as well as smoke for him to spice up his port.
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.
Debut male model Jonathan contacted us to start his modelling portfolio. During a concentrated shoot we covered many different looks and Jonathan soon warmed up, producing some great poses.
Male model Callum booked a shoot to broaden his port with some character portraits and costume shots working with many of the props and costumes available in our well-equipped studio.
I arranged a shoot with up and coming model and actor Matthew for a ‘Peaky Blinders’ themed shoot complete with retro costume and a specially constructed studio set to experiment with lighting and gels. We also managed to fit a few formalwear shots into the session.
Damien booked a shoot to add more variety to his fitness portfolio. We shot a variety of themes, from standard fitness portraits to low-key atmosphere images. JBDI-photography can provide personal trainer, bodybuilders and fitness competitors with a full range of portfolio options from studio sessions to outdoor location shoots.