Yesterday I was shooting in Southampton for Natasha Shaddick who is a Hair and Makeup Artist. We were shooting on a rooftop terrace near Southampton Centre. I arrived to find Natasha hard at work on the model, makeup already done and working on the hair. She had also drafted in Stylist Faye Sictorness to style the model in terms of clothes. The shoot was one of a series that Natasha had arranged, the theme was an urban/Hip-Hop style.
The weather has been amazing in the last few days and I was delighted to see that continue for the shoot. We had pushed the shoot back to later in the afternoon to give us some better light to work with and I wasn't disappointed, the light was excellent. The rooftop terrace is in a great location, one side overlooks the river and toll bridge, the other looks towards Southampton city centre. Model all ready, we headed to the roof to start shooting. I wanted to start shooting with the sun behind me to get the best light on the model, it also gave me a beautiful blue sky to shoot against. I also shot into the sun to it was quite hazy at that point in the day, I was hoping to give the images a Los Angeles feel, which worked amazingly.
What a great shoot to kick of the summer weather (in March) hopefully the weather will continue. If you would like to book me for a shoot contact me on 07590 901488 or email [email protected]
Southampton Fashion Photographer: David Greensmith
Hair, Makeup & Stylist: Natasha Shaddick – Assistant: Faye Sictorness