Friday, February 29, 2008

behind the scenes

Marj and Ruth working on Faye


Thanks to the lovely Damo who let us use his space! here he is with Corina trying on a headpice.

a shoot I did in Germany last week

Model Anna at on1 Model Management
Hair and Make Up by Maren Siede
Styled by ME!!

the censored pics

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Check out this months... wait for it... PLAYBOY for one of my pics of the most beautiful Rachel M.

Best email ever

does anyone watch Phone Jacker on Channel 4? I heart that programme and this email I received yesterday totally reminds me of it!

Hello Lili
I am Isa Salmon, A Bahrain national I have been
diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer .It has defiled all
forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only
about a few months to live.I am very rich,but was never
generous, I have given most of my assets to my immediate
family members. I have decided to give alms to charity
organizations.I cannot do this myself anymore because of
my health.I once asked members of my family to give some
money to charity organizations,they refused and kept the
money.I have a huge cash deposit of Eighteen Million
dollars with a finance House abroad. I will want you to
help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity
organizations.You will take out 20% of this funds for
your assistance.
Isa Salmon.


I got my ringflash adaptor!


It looks like this blog is now a finalist in the photoblog category of the Irish Blog Awards.
Yippy. Here are the other finalists.

Best Photo Blog Finalists

Dublin Fashion Week

Called into Dublin Fashion week today to say hi to some of the lovely designers who kindly gave us clothes to use on our last Totally Dublin shoot. It was really nice as all of them had copies of our shoot in their showrooms and on their invites and the reaction to it was just amazing. It's just nice to hear back from the people responsible for the clothes from our shoots for once! Corina also managed to grab a few AMAZING pieces for our shoot on Friday so happy days! We then went to Yamamori for foodsies. yumsies. Right now I am the most tired person in the whole universe. Ever. Really wanted to go to the Harvey Nicks show this evening but I was way too tired.

Rachel modelling a lovely piece by Jennifer Rothwell ( I think. could be wrong at this stage though. I'm just about asleep)

Corina with all her 'shopping' - yeah she wishes. haha.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One of my favourite models in Ireland is ... # 1

While searching my archive for some old pictures of Assets model Mathew John for a film production company, I stumbled across a really old disc with some shots I took years ago of one of my favourite models Rachel Montague. Her back then agency were trying to make her look 'less sexy' for whatever reason they had. Therefore they put a cap on her and shoved her hair back. Surely the agency had their reason.. But I think Rachel is naturally so sexy with her gorgeous long hair what is the point of trying to change her image like that and make her look like everyone else?
Rachel does some acting as well, she was recently in The Tudors looking SO HOT. and also starred in Paddy Casey's new video which you should check out here.

If I were an actors agent I would snap her up right away! HA!

PS I think I'm going to start doing a 'my favourite model' regular post thingy, kind of like Corina's Model Mondays but going to restrict it to Irish Models which I have worked with and can tell a little story about.. So this is the first.

It's only Tuesday . . .

omg I'm soooo busy these days it's just mental. Mental.
Team Gang (MissLili, YoCo, Lara & Rachel) has a day out on Wednesday. I'm finally escaping the studio and heading to Dublin Fashion Week in the Radisson to check out some of the local designers. Funsies! The next 3 weeks are absolutely mental for me have so much workies so I probably won't have time to blog too much. I probably will though because I am such a blog addict.

Here are my shots of RTE's Joe O'Shea which I just shot (seems like only a few days ago but maybe it was a week ago) for RSVP magazine. The mad thing is, the mag is already out, and already arrived in my mailbox this morning. They for some reason gave me a subscription to it, and I keep getting it sent to me every month, which is nice. I just checked out the website for the first time and found 2 of their covers had my photees.

Today I also rememberd that the Irish Blog Awards are on Saturday in the Alexander Hotel. I am shortlisted for Best Photo Blog this year which is exciting. I don't expect to win or anything, but it will be fun to mingle with all the bloggers. Me, Uners and Iany are going and whoever wants to join us is more than welcome- Well actually I'm not sure because....

The 2008 Blog Awards is sold out

Lisa Murphy

Samina Zia

Joe O'Shea

Monday, February 25, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

behind the scenes in Germania today

This was my second ever shoot in German. It's kinda weird at first (even though I'm fluent) But you just get used to it after a while. There are a few things I always say while shooting (which are very cheesy and everyone takes the piss) which I didn't know how to translate like 'strong eyes' not as in the make-up but expression. And other cheesy sayings like 'FIERCE' etc. I just noticed how used I am to saying some of the things I say during shoots.
Anyway, really enjoyed German shoot, Anna the model was so lovely and so was Maren who did hair & makeup. By the way, all artists in Germany do both hair and make-up. I think that is so awesome. I wish more artists in Ireland did both rather than one or the other. Actually I take that back. It is so much faster if you have two people to do it and they do it at the same time. So maybe it's not better. Hmm I don't know now.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Some pics from last week

make up by Ruth Lawlor

and Daniel.. Both at Bscene The Agency

hair and make up by Aimee Murphy


some behind the scenes shots from yonks ago which I forgot to put up after the shoot was published. .

hee hee sleepy Vanessa