Photography can be a lonely career at times, shooting alone, editing alone, working all hours of the day making sure your business runs smoothly while posting new imagery to your website, blog and social media sites. At times you just need to stop everything and surround yourself with fellow professionals, it's the perfect way to talk through any issues you may have or worries and to recharge those creative juices.
The London Speedlite Scene is just that for me it's a fantastic group of Photographers/Make Up Artists/Models all networking and working together I feel seriously blessed to have found this group and be apart of it - it's full of fantastic and extremely talented people who work the arses off to achieve fantastic imagery.
Glamour vs. Fashion was my 4th meet up with the LSS crew and it was another awesome shoot - this time we had free run of a Mansion House in Hampstead. Seriously the efforts of the Make Up Artists can't be stressed enough on these shoots, the works of art they produce are mind blowing and really do make our jobs as photographers a hell of a lot easier.
All the models were provided by Elect Model Management and MUA's by Intense Make-up Artists both agencies were formed out of London Speedlite Scene - you should check out the links below.
Also check out the fantastic video from the meet up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7E9YE6OOk0 this will give you a teaser into the world of a LSS meet up.
I use these shoots as personal challenges, to limit my lens choice and to try and produce images that are different - to work with the environment and showcase it in a different way while still shooting images that fit in with my current style.
As with my previous LSS meet ups I shoot every image with a mixture of natural available light and my daylight balanced video lights.
I hope you enjoy these images, you can view more by visiting my facebook photography page http://www.facebook.com/gavinconlanphotography - if you like the work I produce then please click on that like button to make my day.
Take care and speak soon.