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Pinocchio!

Had an interesting shoot the other weekend with the wonderful Derby Theatre production Oddsocks, I shot Promotional photos for their winter production of Pinocchio!

A young actor called Ethan Lewis was to be our Pinocchio model for the day, and the talented Charlie Mackenzie Barrow did his wood themed make up, including a prosthetic nose for some of the shots, and we had Andy Barrow as Geppetto.

We had a lot of fun with the actors getting into character and creating warm looking shots for their posters of the show!

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A Catch up!

So I’ve been very busy over the past month, with a few commercials, Headshots, portraits and so much editing, which has kept me very entertained!

I have an exciting short film coming up which I will be doing behind the scene photography on, and more commercials and headshot shoots to, I have a very exciting project in the pipeline which I’m looking to working on soon!

So to catch the blog up here’s some BTS and photos from some of my recent shoots!

BTS of a Business headshot shoot with Director Jake.

BTS of a Business headshot shoot with Director Jake.

One of Jakes Headshots.

One of Jakes Headshots.

I got to work with the wonderfully talented make up and hair artist Monica Montalvo, and Model Rosie, which was a very fun collaboration! The photos from this can be seen below and on the Studio portraits page.

A shoot with the wonderfully talented Make up artist Monica Montalvo and Model Rosie.

A shoot with the wonderfully talented Make up artist Monica Montalvo and Model Rosie.

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Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie

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Portraits and Short Films!

I had a wonderful shoot recently with the amazing musician Ajay Henry a local RNB singer, we had so much fun creating portraits together in the studio!

The Behind the scenes from this shoot can be seen below!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

The studio set up with a colourful background!

Natural light shots in the studio!

Natural light shots in the studio!

I have a busy week coming up, I’m working on a short film doing Behind the scenes photography, I’m looking forward to meeting some new crew and working with some talented people I already know! Then its back into the studio for some business headshots.

So I will update you with the photos from these soon!

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HAPPPY NEW YEAR!

Well Its the end of 2018 and its been an amazing year, I’ve managed to lock down a beautiful studio to capture some wonderful portraits and headshots in, and have met so many wonderful people in the process!

I’ve had plenty of adventures with traveling for work and working with some extremely talented people in the film industry working on brilliant short films, music videos, and commercials. Some of which have had Vimeo staff picks and one has won a few Shark awards. I’ve had some of my work exhibited at Nottinghams first photography festival.

Most of all I’ve had a lot of fun doing the job I love, which il be forever grateful for, I look forward to the future in 2019 for even more photoshoots and adventures!

Here’s a selection of some of my favourite photos that I captured in 2018!

2019 collage of Photography

I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Christmassy work!

Hello again so I guess this is another update on the work I’ve been up to!

It’s been a christmassy couple of weeks of work!

To start I had another studio shoot with the wonderful band Megatrain, with the lovely Felix and Tiger, shooting their Christmas photos and Cover shot for their new Christmas single Bolshevik Xmas No. 1, which is an amazingly Beautiful song and now available to listen to on Spotify and by clicking Here :). These guys crack me up, I struggled to take some of the photos due to laughing so much, the shoot was a lot of fun!

Check out the photos below from this shoot!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Megatrain Christmas Portraits!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

Here’s the cover photo from the new xmas single on Spotify!

I’ve been Pretty busy on commercials and Music videos shooting Unit stills and behind the scene photos, some of which can be seen below, some are actually from Megatrain’s music video to!

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

BTS from the Megatrain music video.

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

Unit still From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

BTS photo From the Xmas Bosch commercial

There’s more from these shoots on the Unit stills section of the site so go check it out!

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A little Update!

Hello

Thought I would do a little update of whats been happening! I have been a little unwell so that took me out for a week and a half, but I’m healthy and well now so all is good!

Ive been in the studio again shooting headshots and playing with my lovely new hand painted backdrop from Bespoke Backdrops, it has a lovely colour and texture to it, and I look forward to creating some interesting portraits with this soon!

Some of the photos below have been shot on this new backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Portrait Of Ryan on the Bespoke hand painted backdrop!

Headshot of ED.

Headshot of ED.

Portrait of ED.

Portrait of ED.

A few of the films I have worked on have had the all clear for the unit stills to be shared, so I’m happy to share some of these with you below. Some of which are from a lovely new music video orange from Artist Daithi which can be seen by clicking here Orange.

Checking the shot, BTS from a music video for Daithi.

Checking the shot, BTS from a music video for Daithi.

Uni still from a music video for Daithi.

Uni still from a music video for Daithi.

BTS of Director Lochlainn directing the Actor Diarmuid on a music video for Daithi.

BTS of Director Lochlainn directing the Actor Diarmuid on a music video for Daithi.

MUA and costume working on the short film connective tissue.

MUA and costume working on the short film connective tissue.

Unit still from short film Connective Tissue.

Unit still from short film Connective Tissue.

DOP getting the shot on short film Connective tissue.

DOP getting the shot on short film Connective tissue.

More from these films can be seen on the Unit Stills section of the website.

I’m busy on a few studio shoots and commercials over the next few weeks so will update you all with another blog soon!

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New Studio and Headshots!

Been busy in the studio again amongst other things, I have been shooting actors headshots and model Portfolios, il share a few on here as well as some BTS photos!

I’ve moved studios now to a lovely place called Hermit Studios! Its such a beautiful space, So all my studio work will be done here in the future, its based in Sneinton in Nottingham city!

My first shoot in Hermit studio was with the lovely Lucy Carless, a wonderful actress from channel 4s tv show Humans, we had a lot of fun creating Headshots and Portraits which can be seen on the Studio Portraits page and il add some below to!

BTS Shot from my studio shoot with Lucy

BTS Shot from my studio shoot with Lucy

Fun Portrait of Lucy!

Fun Portrait of Lucy!

Portrait of Lucy

Portrait of Lucy

Little Snippet of the new studio.

Little Snippet of the new studio.

And heres a few photos from my shoot with the lovely model Alex shooting some model portfolio again these can be seen on the Studio Portraits page!

Alex from her Model Portfolio shoot

Alex from her Model Portfolio shoot

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Alex

If your wanting to get in touch about having some Headshots or a model portfolio shoot, contact me here at gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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Portraits for Wool and Water!

I was recently contacted by Wool and Water which is a custom Knitwear label from Amsterdam, they provide knitted bow ties and braces and the sorts for humans and animals alike, their products are beautiful and bespoke, you can see their website here www.woolandwater.nl

I was contacted to visit a play writer in London and photograph him in his home wearing his new bespoke, handmade woollen braces! This was a fun task and it was great to meet Rob Evans and capture portraits of him sporting his new outfit, and learning how he gains his creative workflow in his home! 

Portrait of Rob in the Braces!

Portrait of Rob in the Braces!

Wool and Waters knitted Braces!   

Wool and Waters knitted Braces!

 

Rob writing notes for a play!

Rob writing notes for a play!

Rob at work!

Rob at work!

A view of the braces from the back!

A view of the braces from the back!

More photos of Rob can be seen on the Corporate portraits page of the website!

I hope to collaborate with Wool and Water in the future to create some more creative photography!

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Portraits with Melvyn

New Portfolio Portraits from the Studio with the lovely Melvyn, I had the idea to create some moody portraits with a stern thoughtful character within them! We worked together to find the Perfect outfit for the shoot and a few props to add to the scene!

Some of these photos can be seen below and on the Studio portraits section of the site.

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Heres a cheeky shot of Melvyn being his own Character!  

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Studio!

I have acquired a small studio space! It’s so exciting to have a space to shoot creative portraits, fashion projects and everything in between.

Me and my partner Karl have spent the last two weeks making it a lovely little space to hang out in!

Me in the studio space the first day I moved in we have done a few tweaks to make it a bit more homely now, It has a lot of character!

Me in the studio space the first day I moved in we have done a few tweaks to make it a bit more homely now, It has a lot of character!

So far I’ve done a few portrait shoots in the studio some of these photos can be seen on the website in the Studio Portrait

One of the shoots was for a band called Megatrain who are an up and coming new band wo are destined for great things, it was so much fun to work with these two, we had a great time creating some interesting portraits to promote their band!

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If anyone is interested in coming into the studio for a shoot please get in touch at: gemmaobrienphoto@gmail.com

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Blossom Fashion Shoot

I recently collaborated with makeup artist Madz Abbasi for a beautiful blossom tree fashion shoot, the blossoms were going out of season so we sourced some beautiful trees just in time, we had the Beautiful Genine model, and got some amazing shots I'm very happy with and of course had a lot of fun in the process.

A few Behind the scene shots are below, you can see the main images in the fashion section of my website and a few on this blog!

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The Fianl shots below!

This shot involved Madz throwing blossoms into the air around Genine, and then me trying to capture the right timing of the blossoms falling around her! 

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Commercials, Headshots and Short films!

It's been a busy couple of weeks, I've worked on a few Commercials, headshot shoots and also photographed the behind the scenes on a short film for the 48-hour SCi-fi challenge.

The 48 hour Sci-fi film challenge is an exciting one, as you only have 48 hours to make the film from the script to final edit, so not much sleep is had, but it's a lot of fun all working together to get it made in time. My job was to document the weekend and the spirit of making the film with behind the scene shots!

The final film from this shoot can be seen following the link: https://vimeo.com/263838480

Below is a few Unit stills from the set to!

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Unit still of one of the lead actors of the shoot Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

Another unit still of the two lead actors Miranda Heath and  Dan McGrath

I do love being busy, some of the photos from these shoots can be seen on the website in the Unit Stills section and here's a few BTS of me on some of the jobs.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

A BTS shot of me shooting some commercial portraits. Photo credit: Jake Barrett.

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

BTS from a headshot shoot with Jess, Photo Credit: Karl Poyzer

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Hero Street Portraits

I've recently had a bit of time to carry on with my Hero Street Portraits where I go out into the city and take portraits of strangers and ask them what super power they would chose if they could have one!

Heres a few that I've taken recently, and their amazing responses...

His power would be "to put the world to rights, stop the violence" he then asked me "do you know where heaven is? And then he said "Heaven is on earth if people will make it"

His power would be "to put the world to rights, stop the violence" he then asked me "do you know where heaven is? And then he said "Heaven is on earth if people will make it"

"flying just for fun" nothing wrong with having powers just for fun!

"flying just for fun" nothing wrong with having powers just for fun!

"to take away Fear so people aren't scared of anything"

"to take away Fear so people aren't scared of anything"

I'm going to try my best to fit these portraits in as often as can, its so much fun!

 

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