Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The "He took his skin off for me" and how to feel young on your birthday post

Last weekend was my birthday and I'm getting old now......

Nah only joking! I'm not one of those people that moans on about getting old, I still feel like I'm 23 and that's what counts. It also helped that I spent my birthday taking pictures or a skinless, bloody arm and then spent the next day checking out the cosplay action at the London Comic and Manga convention. Those are guaranteed win's to help you feel young.

But what about the skinless, bloody arm I hear you cry?

If you follow me over on Twitter and Instagram then you probably know what I am on about but if not then let me enlighten you.

The director of 'Dinner and a Movie' Ben Aston is now working on his LFS grad film, starting with a test shoot for makeup. The film is an adaption of the short story 'He took his skin off for me', written by Maria Hummer and heavily features (yup, you guessed it) a skinless body.

The test shoot was in a disused old peoples home in west London with plenty of space for the makeup team to do their work and camera crew to get busy as well. Most of the day was spent applying the fake skin (well, mussels and tendons actually) and getting it to look right. The filming it's self only took about an hour with the aim being to see how convincing the flesh would look on camera.

Let's just say that it looks convincing enough OFF camera. Just see for your self........

Stay tuned in to this film over on the Facebook page because it is going to look amazing.

If you like the amazing makeup work then check out the amazing people who made it happen bellow 

There will be a Kickstarter campaign launching very soon so you can go and show your support for new film talent. 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pic of the Week 17(18).5.2013

Ok ok, I'm ten hours late and I'm going to blame the family a little.

I'm sure everyone is aware of all the bugs going around at the moment and for those of you out there with kids, you will know that your family becomes a magnet for all things ill. I'v had a stomach bug over the weekend that ended up in having to cancel a shoot and now my son has just gone down with it. Add the fact that being two and a half he has never thrown up before (unless you count milk as a baby) and you can imagine how upset he has been. So family life and illness has taken over this week which is why we have a family themed pic of the week.


The latest addition to our little family is the beautiful silver tabby called Jiji. He is 8/9 weeks old and settling right in. As you can see, he has already found our wifi and is currently clogging the bandwidth. And if you're wondering about the name then you haven't and clearly need to check out "Kiki's delivery service"


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pic of the Week 10.5.2013

I missed last weeks post and I have almost (technically I have) missed this weeks now so let me whack this one up for you quickly.

The focus puller Ben Mitchell wields the camera around the pub on an early bank holiday monday morning. The film being shot was "Lashes", and LFS graduation film directed by Christine Sherwood.

I'll have to sort you all out with a nice juicy post soon to make it up to you all.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Exhibiting at The Urban Cycle Show

If you happen to find your self in london this bank holiday weekend, get your self down to the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane for Spin London - The Urban Cycle show. Along with lots of amazing exhibitors there is also an exhibition of memorabilia and photography including 8 prints by yours truly.
So head on down and whilst you're at it take some pictures for me as I am shooting all week and will end up missing it :(

Keep an eye out for Oak Cycles and Control Courier Collective as well. Good people with very foot things to offer. for more info.