A few weeks ago we spent a day in lovely Saracen Studio – shooting a rather interesting conceptual shoot – all planned and organized by Paul Mockford from Mockford Photography. The ideas were rooted in the Day of the Dead atmosphere and dark, Victorian, Gothic aesthetics. I had been asked to provide an outfit for one of the models – Evangeline, and after a short session with Paul we had a sketch ready. the character was to be feminine, demure, but sexy at the same time…. and so the outfit designed offered a lot of coverage, but teasingly, it was partially transparent….
The corset was made entirely in corsetry mesh and covered in black lace…. the same lace was used to make a long skirt and a bolero jacket. once the layers were stitched firmly in place, an additional embellishment of gems and crystals ( dark crystal and purple)
Bolero was laced at the back, to continue the lacing of the corset…
The skirt was cut close fitting, with a flared shape, and very long to pool on the floor. At some point we planned to cut it along one of the seams for a bit more exposure….
On the day the girls got ready and the fun started – they were certainly put through their modelling paces as Paul had very clear ideas of the images he wanted to achieve – and the planning and clear direction paid off, as his images are absolutely stunning – you can see them, together with a short video, on Paul’s blog – here
Kathryn Squires – MUA
Paul Laughton – Video
Andrew @ Saracen House
Below, just a few photos Lucas took as a learning experiment…
and a few behind the scenes shots….
That day we also shot the Victorian Embers gown – a teaser photo below, and a link to the separate post HERE 🙂
many thanks to all the team for a fantastic day of shooting – with equally fantastic results!