In the last quarter of 2014, I was booked to shoot two step by step beauty tutorials for Kryolan with Paul Merchant, Head of Makeup at Kryolan UK and fabulous hairstylist, Joey Bevan. As Kryolan were sponsoring the prestigious Bambi Awards, the two looks had to be stunning red carpet beauty looks. I’ve always wanted to experiment with film and animation, so I decided to utilise the stills I had and create an animated step by step beauty GIF.

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This is a fantastic way to show off any beauty or hair tutorial, especially with the ability to control the timings of each image independently. If this particular tutorial had elaborate hair, or required involving more of the makeup artist or space for text, then this would have been shot in landscape and exported as a video to allow HD use on YouTube, Vimeo etc.

This has to be one of my favourite hair shoots to date, not only working getting to work with the stunning Ellie Dowling @ MOT, but working with the incredibly talented Enzo @ Mandy Coakley, and top makeup artist Mira Parmar. I love producing fun, vibrant and bold luxurious hair images, so here’s how we got on…

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I absolutely love to work as a commercial hair photographer, but it’s been a while since i’ve made a blog post so I thought I should introduce some completely unseen editorial hair photography. This editorial was shot with hair and makeup artist Kenny Leung @ ERA Management. I’ve shot a lot of editorial beauty and hair photography with Kenny, so here’s another one to add to the list.

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Zoe Pocock and the rest of the team at Rock Beauty London a couple of times this year for their new collections. I’m looking forward to seeing my closeup beauty photography on packaging, magazines and online. Here’s just a few images from the first shoot, which should be in the shops now 🙂