Lady Diamond in the Sky - Manchester Fashion Photography

There are a few things I really really need to do...

  1. Update my site...a years worth of great images to select from since I last had chance
  2. Blog more...editorials languishing on my hard drive and thoughts burning my brain
  3. Step away from the 70s...

But in the meantime - here's a seventies flecked fashion editorial from a few months back

Photography & Styling - Jay Mawson
Hair & Makeup - Lauren Alice Phelan
Model - Ksenija @ Industry


Glam Slam - 70s Fashion Editorial

I'm not going to compare fashion editorials to buses. That's too obvious. But here's another one shot in the last days of 2014 in Manchester's Northern Quarter...

Great team, chilled shoot. Here's the photographs...

Photography Jay Mawson
Styling Natalie Armin
Hair & Makeup Martin McClean
Model Lily @ J'Adore

The United States of Manchester - Fashion Editorial

Once in a blue moon I get to post my photography before anybody else. There's lots of reasons why this never usually happens. For commercial work it goes without saying that you wait for the images to be released, but for personal work it just slips out there. During the shoot the team will Instagram behind-the-scenes shots, previews or 'sneak peeks' get trailered onto Twitter and blogs, models want to use the images in their books for a 'last minute casting' and before you know it the shoot is old news, fragmented parts of the whole drifting around cyberspace in a digital fashion jigsaw.

So this time I'm going to post this first, in it's entirety, as it was meant to be seen. A Friday indulgence.

It's a compliment to Manchester's diverse and vibrant businesses that I was able to shoot this all within 5 minutes walk of my flat. A little corner of the USA in M1. And for that, thanks are due to Gorilla (Manchester's best brunches bar none), Black Dog Bowl (bowling dragged into the 21st Century via twisted 1960s Americana), Bauer Millett (Corvettes, Camaros, Rollers & Alfas? Like a fantasy garage) and Harry Hall Cycles (for the beautiful mint green frame with white wall tyres...).

You might want to pop a pair of shades on...

Photography - Jay Mawson

Styling - Kerry Saxon

Hair & Makeup - Emily Clarkson

Model - Ksenija Selivanova @ Industry