A Dystopian Photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the idea of doing a photoshoot based on a dystopian / post apocalyptic theme. A photoshoot that I cast / style / create / concept entirely by myself pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it was bloomin' amazing, and I've learned so much from it.

My inspirations for this shoot was mainly young adult dystopian fiction - think The Hunger Games or Divergent. Particularly the book The Fifth Wave comes to mind too!

My wonderful models here were Onyxeia and Noah - they were both so lovely and talented to work with and really made the photos special. We shot these photos in Priory Park in Chichester - just as we started the beautiful golden hour sun came through the clouds.

There were many occasions during the planning part of this shoot that I almost thought "what's the point it's not going to be good enough" but I'm so glad that I stuck with it and just thought "let's see what I can create instead". 

The costumes from this shoot where the result of my raiding the charity shops of Farnham, and i total cost me around £15 - bargain! I went to town a bit adding holes, mud and blood. Making the costume makes me feel so connected to these images, and in future I definitely want to spend more time in creating the details myself.

Usually found behind a camera or using pretty stationary. Portrait & documentary photographer, capturing the magic in the everyday. Vegan.