C’est la Door

A little while ago, myself and my best friend Connor (also seen in this rainy post), on YET another rainy day, had a quick impromptu shoot out on Brighton beach after my all day conference. Yawn.

Since it was such a miserable day (why does Brighton hate me so much? Why??), the beach was wonderfully empty, giving us a great opportunity for some wide dramatic shots of an angsty looking Connor for some new shots for his music C’est la Door.

I’ve got to salute Connor for his commitment to the ~art~ because it was cold, slippery, windy, basically everything you don’t want it to be.

After watching a few Jessica Whitaker videos (my ULTIMATE photography inspiration), I decided to get a bit more ~extra~ with what we’re doing. So instead of just standing and looking moody, Connor’s walking out on a (extremely dangerous) pier, into a flock of seagulls, to pretend to walk out into the sea. I don’t see what could go wrong at all. I also got to experiment with some facial expressions.

The good thing about using my friends as models is that they’re determined to push me when it comes to directing, my ultimate weakness. I’m just shy and REALLY bad at being bossy.

It was an extra long day and we both ended up completely wind-blasted and soaked, but it was worth it, even laying on the wet grubby floor and getting my camera wet. Even the editing was fun. It was really nice to play with cool, muted colours for a change, plus it’s lucky that grey is my favourite colour. Because that’s all it is.

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18 Comments

  1. July 29, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Wow, these photo’s look incredible. It’s a shame the weather wasn’t great for you (again!) but it’s all worth it when you get to take photo’s like this. It’s also great experience! The background in the photo’s looks great too – really creates a cool, interesting atmosphere to the photos.

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      July 29, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Amy!

  2. Becca
    July 29, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    What fabulous photos! Brighton has such a soft spot in my heart. Shame the weather wasn’t great for you but sometiems the not so great weather can bring out the best in photo.
    Becca // http://www.beccasloveforlife.blogspot.com

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you lovely! xx

  3. Lupe
    August 1, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Your photography keeps getting better and better! I like that you tried something new with the poses he was making and how you went about shooting this.

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Lupe! x

  4. August 1, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    These are REALLY incredible photos. I wish I had a friend like you to take photos of me because I can’t for the life of me take a decent photo and nobody I know is a photographer! xxx

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! xxx

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 1, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! x

  5. Julia
    August 1, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    These photos are incredible, honestly you are such a talented photographer! I wish I had a photographer friend like you since I take such an awful picture and these are truly stunning shots x

    beesytimes.co.uk

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Oh my goodness thank you so much! xx

  6. August 2, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    I have just discovered you and I am so happy. Absolutely loving these!

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you Lucie! x

  7. August 2, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I love love love these photos!! You look amazing and I love the gritty and real feel to them!
    Rosie

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you, he’s such a great model! x

  8. August 4, 2018 / 1:39 am

    I love that you took the inspiration and applied it to these gorgeous photographs! Connor looks great and the expressions make a big difference. Oh man, love how you’re very dedicated – especially with going the extra mile for the angles. WORTH IT! ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Jodiedcmitchell
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy! xx

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