When I look back through my 2012 portfolio, I feel, perhaps for the first time, that my photography has improved throughout the year.
I shot 5 commercial lookbooks (two for clothing, one swimwear, one lingerie and one unreleased lingerie) plus the Love Bomb independent brand campaign.
Two of my favourite lookbook shots. Left: (Shot in November) Miss Miranda modelling one of the design competition winning entries for PP. Right: (Shot in November) Chantal modelling the Playful Promises AW13 collection.
The Love Bomb Campaign featured 10 independent UK lingerie/swimwear/accessory designers and was designed to raise awareness for KICK-ASS indie brands. We were shortlisted for the "Marketing Campaign" UK Lingerie Award, up against two mega-brands with buckets of cash to spend on their campaigns. I'd say that's pretty awesome.
I'm incredibly lucky in my job for Playful Promises to be able to work on creative projects too!
Top: Halloween mini-campaign featuring Anita de Bauch and Dexter. Left: Leah Debrincat as Cleopatra for one of our online magazine features. Right: Miss Miranda inspired by John Willie/Bizarre Magazine of the 1950s for a blog post.
I also took on the lookbook for a more risque brand, Fabulously Fetish, a kinky shoe/boot company. This was a tough, 9 hour long shoot, but I do feel like it's one of the best I've ever produced.
Yeah, I've worked with Miss Miranda a lot <3
I've worked with some amazing creative people on collaborative projects, including Amerlia Arsenic.
It's interesting to see how other people edit the shots I take! Love how Amelia has done this!
As well as some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful burlesque artists.
Marianne Cheesecake and Vicky Butterfly. As intelligent and inspiring as they are beautiful!
I've also taken a fair share of self portraits (though, not as many as a few years ago!)
I'm pretty happy with what I've produced this year. Fingers crossed, next year I have the time to create even more!
For the past few months, excluding lookbook work, I haven't been working on my photography as much as I would have liked. DJing has taken up a lot of my time, with photography taking a back seat while I learn and perform. There's a lot I want to learn and do in 2013. Let's see.