‘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.
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
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.
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.
Young, recently graduated actor and male model, Dale Brendan, visited the studio to update his actor headshots and also expand his male modelling portfolio images. We shot some classic headshots and also played around with some more varied fashion styles to give him a wider variety of shots for his portfolio.
Newly graduated actress, Sherry contacted JBDI Photography to provide headshots, publicity and model portfolio images as she embarks on her acting career.
Up and coming actor Louis visited the studio to update his actor headshots and to start a portfolio with a view to getting more bookings as a male model. We manages to cover a wide range of styles and poses in a relatively short space of time.
Recently graduated from the Musical Theatre course at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, Edd booked a shoot to build his portfolio of acting headshots and modelling images. We managed to cover a broad range of styles in a relatively short time – including a homage to Steed of the Avengers!