National Dementia Cupcake Day

National Dementia Cupcake Day

My wife Joanne’s mum died earlier this year after suffering years of dementia.  Today, Thursday 14th June 2018 the Alzheimer’s Society have their National Cupcake day so I thought I would post a few pictures from a shoot last year with Emma Appelton-Smith.  Jo had this great idea about making a corset out of paper cupcake cases and after a couple of weeks of painstaking sewing we had our main piece. A relatively simple skirt made from paper strips together with more painstaking work for a wig made from plaited paper completed the main outfit.  A few white accessories and white makeup supplied by Emma and we were ready to shoot in the studio dressed with white furniture and white background.  I think we got some great photos.

 

Paper Dress design by Jo Szwinto

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Zoe Davison, Great Britain Modern Pentathlon

Working with Zoe Davison, Great Britain Modern Pentathlon

Before Christmas I had the great pleasure of working with Zoe Davison.  Zoe is a young international Modern Pentathlete representing Great Britain in various age groups with huge potential and huge ambition.  Not only does she look great in front of the camera but Zoe is very enthusiastic about trying unusual concepts.  Combine this with the superb props and locations that Modern Pentathlon can provide and I’m really looking forward to many great images in the future.

 

My 3rd Cover Image

My 3rd Cover Image

 

It’s always great to be a published photographer but even better to have a cover image.  This photo of AmyLam was used on the front cover of the February 2017 edition of Enchanted Models Magazine based in the US.  If you ever get a chance to work with Amy she is really great and I would also like to thank Louise Crouch for her great make up skills and use of her lovely home for the shoot.

These are a couple more from the same shoot.