Thursday, 19 April 2012

1950 Something with Natalie

For another part of the 19-something project, we were working on a 1950s style photo. We planned on shooting two models (bang bang), but the model dropped out so once again we were just left with me.

To solve this problem, we went wig shopping and went halves on a platinum blond wig, which looked amazing!

We were using the little Triumph sports car again, but wanted a more fun feel to the pictures. Natalie was able to borrow lots of nice vintage dresses and we shopped for the rest.
I tried doing my makeup to look as different as i could from the other photos, so i filled in my lips in a different shape, used different eye makeup etc.
I really love all the colours in this shoot, and the red lipstick really matches the colour of the car! I'm so excited to see the full project!

I think some of the photos on the car bonnet look like part of a beauty shoot, i'll have to get some more off Natalie, but for now, here's some of the first edits:

1930 something

Last week me and Natalie Pluck headed off to Pickering Railway Station for a new photoshoot, as part of a series she's doing entitled "19-Something".
The train lines that run through these stations are the ones they used in Harry Potter, and Goathland (or Hogsmead station) is just down the road. We chose Pickering mostly because the platform is covered, and it was raining. But it's been preserved as a 1920s style platform, and even has luggage and trunks stacked up everywhere, (we had to stop Natalie taking them all home).

We had even brought my dad's old 1930s Aerial motorbike to use as a prop at Levisham station later on.

We had quite a little crowd of people around us taking photos of me dressed up on the platform. The station master was really happy with the pictures we showed him. The steam really makes the photos look so dramatic, even though we had a lot of pictures that were completely white, but it was all in camera effects which i think makes it that much more magical. Jx

It's the end of the world!!

A producer I've worked before called Cheryl Thomas got in touch about a short film she was working on. It is one of the films that are set in some sort of apocalypse, and they show the different stories of people trying to survive.
The film i was acting in was all set in a church, and the two characters were going stir crazy, wondering what could be happening outside once the food is starting to run out. I spend most of the film wandering round the church, wrapped in blankets, and going a bit manic!
The footage I've already seen looks gorgeous, it was all being shot on a Canon 550D, there's some pictures below.

Nursing around

The new CBBC drama Wolfblood is filming in the North East, so i went along to be a nurse for the day. I got an ID badge and some hand sanitiser and everything!
Gutted i didn't get to see any gorey were-wolf victims though, but maybe thats a bit too scary for a kids program?

Monday, 2 April 2012

Happy April Fool's Day!

Thought i'd post this because it's make-up related, yesterday morning i wandered down to the kitchen to tell my mum i fell out of bed in the night, and i looked like this.

A lovely, fake, fat/split-lip bruise with swelling! Unfortunately i couldn't keep my face straight long enough to tell my whole story to my mum, and once she knew it was fake she bust out crying with relief :-/

Next tactic was facebook, but again i got too many concerned messages, so i had to come clean, it does look painful!

I did the bruise with blue lip shimmer, blue/green eyeshadow, red smudgy eyeliner. And the split lip was black eye liner with a splodge of red lip gloss and voila! Then to add that painful swelling i stuffed cotton wool inside my lip.

Would be good for Halloween..... jx