Posts tagged london
The Women's March on London

On Saturday the 21st of January, I headed to London to take photographs of the Women’s March on London. Around 100,000 people attended to protest against Trump’s inauguration, and fascism in general. 

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Stockholm in November

For my (now) fiancé's birthday, I surprised him with plane tickets to Sweden. It's a country we've never been to before, but with its environmentally-friendly, feminist ethics and its beautiful scenery, it was one I'd always wanted to visit. So I booked us some (very) cheap tickets to Stockholm, the capital city, and off we went.

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How to... Organise a Photoshoot

I’ve been setting up photoshoots ever since I was 16 years old and studying photography at 6th form. With an entry-level DSLR in hand and a Model Mayhem account, I started contacting local models and meeting up with them (usually with a friend by my side) to take photographs.

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Harnaam & Nik

For issue 7 of Parallel, I shot with Harnaam Kaur and Nik Hampshire for an editorial entitled "Let's Skirt the Issue". Harnaam Kaur, if you haven't heard of her, is Britain's "Bearded Dame". She suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which has led to excess hair growth - and resulting in one hell of a beard.

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Parallel Photoshoot

When we decided on the theme for the next issue of Parallel, I instantly had an image in my head of what I wanted the cover to look like. Throughout university, I loved playing with colour in the studio, and making really bright portraits.

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Norwich Fashion Jam

On Monday, I headed to Norwich Fashion Jam to take some photographs. After a 24-hour challenge in which the participants were given access to clothing and scraps donated by Age UK and had to create new garments out of them, the event culminated in a show at Norwich Castle Museum amidst the exhibitions and stuffed animals.

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Photoshoot with Charlotte

Today I met up with my good friend Charlotte Lipscombe, who has taken photographs of me and my boyfriend in the past (blog post here). She’s a member of the Parallel team and we’ve collaborated before, so when she agreed to model for me I was really excited! 

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Lomography 85mm Petzval Lens

A couple of weeks ago, the opportunity came up to purchase a lens I had wanted for a really long time at a massive discount (thanks to my job): the Lomography 85mm f2.2 Petzval lens. The newly designed Petzval lens was released in 2013, funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and is based on an Austrian lens which originally came out in 1840.

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