I've put a lot of work shots on here recently so thought it was about time I posted some simple but beautiful pictures for no other reason other than that I like them. This is Isabel again and these were taken back at the studio after our big road trip location shoot. Thanks again to Rebecca Anderton for Hair and Make Up and to Zoe Hancock for styling.
The images above were shot just before Christmas for the January issue of Manchester City Council's in house magazine.
The article told the story of Oscar... a bit of a Manchester hero. Oscar works at a council-run landfill site but also dedicates his time to charity work. The article mainly focuses on Oscar's time spent collecting old bike parts from the landfill, piecing them together and polishing them up to create new bicycles for kids in the local community.
But Oscar's inspiration doesn't stop there! My favourite of his regular good deeds is that whenever lost or stolen wallets turn up at the tip, Oscar tries his best to track down the owner and sends it back to them with a fiver popped in for goodwill!
It is 7am and I have just spent the night working. I started at 8pm with an evening shoot and then stayed up on an overnight retouch job. I am now bundled up in a blanket trying not to fall asleep on my laptop. I thought now would be the appropriate time to post this picture of Lauren, one of the several lovely new friends I made last week on my friend Gabi's hen do in Budapest. The image was shot outside our hostel on the last night of the trip after 3 nights out in a row. Thanks Lauren for making sleeping on the street look so classy!
Well I have really enjoyed my Bank Holidays. If only for the reason that for the first time this year I am up to date with all my work! I have even had chance to prepare these images for the old bloggy blog. They are a selection of images I shot in April for Flannels designer store. The images were shot over two days in the new Manchester store. Our models were Natalia from Models 1 and Adam Cowie from Boss... both a pleasure to work with.
Thanks to Amra and Steph from Flannels for being very fun to work for and also to Rebecca Anderton (ladieswear HMU) and Sarah Spears (menswear HMU) for generally making my life easier!
A little musical tour around iconic places in Manchester (and Salford of course!) Isabel Dickens was our beautiful model and Rebecca Anderton and Zoe Hancock provided the make up and styling dream team! We had an ace sunny Saturday road trip in Stephanie (Rebecca's beloved Corsa) visiting the Hulme footbridge where Joy Division were photographed in the 80s, Salford Lads club for a Smiths pilgrimage, Mr Sifters record shop and Southern Cemetery Gates. It was a very comical day and felt like a bit of a holiday sight seeing trip in our very own city.
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I am Helen, a London based photographer. Here I will be posting regular updates of images as and when I take them. I mainly like to take pictures of things that make me smile. I hope they make you smile too.
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