Yey – I’ve got a cover – It’s so exciting! Back in March, I went down to Staffordshire to photograph Sir Anthony Bamford who is the Chairman of JCB. I had great fun getting the brand new digger into just the right spot (don’t worry I wasn’t driving) and prayed the light would hold out for the arrival of the main man. Luckily it did and we managed to shoot a front cover and a double page spread in about 14 minutes – phew!
Onto a much more relaxed shoot now with twin sisters, Joanne and Angela for Woman magazine. The shoot was about one sisters struggle with infertility and how she loves spending time with her twin’s children.
This shoot was so much fun. Local company Cutting Technologies (a laser cutting company) commissioned me to shoot a humorous group shot that shows off their skills. It was a tricky set up but I think it works well.
At the start of this shoot for Lancashire County Cricket Club with design agency True North, I felt a tad vulnerable with balls flying everywhere at 90mph, however I soon relaxed and realised these guys more than know what they are doing.
This amazing lady, for Woman Magazine, not only lost a significant amount of weight and then became a fitness instructor in order to change other people’s lives for the better, but also did this shoot with a shoulder injury. Deborah bravely removed her sling and gently jogged up and down the park. Fame is not easy!
Up to Berwick upon Tweed for a ‘lovely summer beach shoot’ for Prima magazine about a lady who is bringing up her sisters children because she suffers from depression and felt unable to cope as a single parent. As with all the stories I cover, the real situation is very different to how you assume it will be. This family are all very close and the set up seems to work really well. I hadn’t bargained on the fog though – visibility was down to about 3 metres – what a nightmare! Instead of lovely ‘summer’ beach shots we had to make do with various very close range options. It was freezing!
Bye for now, speak to you in October. Claire x
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