Forgive me dear readers and Fotofiles, I have sinned. The sin of sloth mainly, or at least as regards keeping this here blog furnished with up-to-the minute musings and photographic snippage. In my defence, if it is a defence, we’ve been mightily busy re-launching the Regent Parade studio, planning for the second studio – and a bit of bunking off on holiday.
But I’m back on the case now (sort of) and here’s a few images from a recent Fotofilia group shoot at the lovely Brewsmiths cafe near Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. I called the event a “Retro Cafe Shoot” and 6 intrepid photographers came along to photograph the two models, Chris Czora and Katie-May O’Hanlon, nicely attired in early 1960’s gear (including Chris wearing my 4-button jacket and shirt).
The visual inspiration was the British films of the period such as “Saturday night and Sunday morning” or “A kind of loving” with a sprinkling of recent American TV series “Mad Men” thrown in. I think we pulled it off..?
And my personal favourite…
In case you’re interested, I’ve done a bit of de-saturation and film-grain-adding on most of my shots from this shoot to enhance the period movie feel.
BIG thanks to Brewsmiths for their hospitality (incl. coffee and cake), Chris and Katie-May for playing the parts, our lovely participants, and Samantha Davis of Rose & Rainbow Photography for assisting.