This month I was delighted to work again with luxury leather label Boda Skins and see how much the brand had grown and matured over a short space of time. Their classic takes on a wardrobe staple are designed in Manchester and traditionally crafted in the hills of Turkey , so it was fitting that we shot the campaign images under Manchester's characteristically grey light...
**Self Publish Be Happy**
A short set we did earlier in the year...seemed appropriate to post it at Easter.
Photography & Styling - Jay Mawson
Model - Ksenija Selivanova @ Industry
There's two types of tests. The one where a model turns up hoping to hell that the photographer/MUA/stylist has some clue and doesn't completely waste their day (or days) with some half-baked 'concept' shoot, and the ones where they turn up with cash in their hands in return for some images that will freshen up their agency page. I haven't had time for the former this year - but love doing the latter.
Yesterday, Colours Agency in Glasgow sent down three not-so-wee laddies and a wee lassie to refresh their books. Manchester - as usual - gave us various shades of grey. These are some of my favourites from the day...big thanks to the models for making it painless, and especially to Jade as it was her first proper test & she did great.
Models: Jak, Jason, Jordan & Jade at Colours
Then, because it had been a fairly quiet day, we took a few frames of one of Colour's other models...more to come of these when I get chance...
The following post might be achingly obvious to anyone who's walked an 'artistic' road through life. I'm a little lacking in the Fine Art History stakes. I know Van Gogh hacked an ear off and that a Picasso is a French car for people that don't like driving. And that's about it
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