One of the makeup artists I work with, Roxie Morgan, contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a shoot for her uni assignment. The name of the shoot was Gravel Wolf, apparently the way these shoots were decide was to put a load of words together and pick two, then pick a colour scheme to make it happen with. Initially I was a bit concerned however once we got chatting about it, I think it was pretty good idea.
First step was to choose a model, we have worked with Sarah Green before, and she is quite different to most local models in that she is 6’1″ without heels. Roxie had some great ideas for the makeup which is good as thats her department, she is also a great stylist, however I had a thought about a contact I had made recently. A Lady called Lisa who runs Vintage fairs and sells vintage clothing and items. So I gave her a quick message and she confirmed she had quite a few fur coats and would be willing to lend them to us to shoot with.
All we needed know was a location, initally I wanted to shoot at Moors Valley Country Park as the trees would make a great backdrop, however the forrestry commission were not being very helpful and taking an age to come back to us, which was a shame. So instead we decided to go in search of some bluebell woods north of Clanfield, with makeup done, outfits ready and even Lisa tagging along to watch we went exploring and quickly found somewhere suitable.
This is how they came out:
One of my favourite shoots of the year so far, and I think the results are great. A special thanks to Sparkys Vintage and Collectables, check out her facebook page for future vintage fairs and items for sale. The coats we used were stunning (all for sale) so check them out.