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After Hours

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..?

Models Chris and Katie-May at Fotofilia's "Retro Cafe Shoot" at Brewsmiths.

Models Chris and Katie-May at Fotofilia’s “Retro Cafe Shoot” at Brewsmiths.

Chris Czora on the "Retro Cafe Shoot" at Brewsmiths

Chris Czora on the “Retro Cafe Shoot” at Brewsmiths

And my personal favourite…

Models Katie-May O'Hanlon and Chris Czora at the Fotofilia  "Retro Cafe Shoot" at Brewsmiths.

Models Katie-May O’Hanlon and Chris Czora at the Fotofilia “Retro Cafe Shoot” at Brewsmiths.

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.

 

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One response

  1. Cracking photoshoot David, the theme, the location, the models, everything was just perfect.
    Cheers Jeff

    May 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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