A few weeks back I had the pleasure to work with the lovely ladies of Heart of Gold for a second photo shoot. We kept it simple and summery, laying in grass, strolling along river banks and when the heat got too much we waded into the coldest water we could find. The new interesting twist was that in addition to making some of the finest headpieces I have ever seen they are expanding their line to include mens pieces, no more shall a groom have a boring lapel. Here are some of my favorite shots.
Just about one month ago now I had the great pleasure of working with the fledgling company Heart Of Gold. From the mind and hands of Heather Wells and Gillian Chadwick come some of the best headwear I have seen in ages. They specialize in exquisitely curated vintage and precious materials, designed in modern romantic pieces that are genuinely heirloom quality. They believe that the crown should be as real as the queen wearing it, and that each piece should hold its value through generations, as well as being able to be worn to other events if desired. Working with these women and my amazing crew of models(Lindsay, Courtney, Sam, Hannah, and Gillian) and my trusted beauty expert Nikki Basset, it was a day of sheer magic.
Here are just a handfull of some of the images from my time with these ladies.
The official music video for “The 7 and 6” by Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores from the album Sister Death, released by Cuneiform Records.
Starring Samantha Derendal and Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores
Written and Directed by Courtney Brooke Hall
Camera - Alec K. Redfearn and Courtney Brooke Hall
Edited by Alec K. Redfearn
Wardrobe, Props and Design by Courtney Brooke Hall
Makeup by Nichole Bassette
Production Assistant - Gillian Chadwick
Sister Death is available for purchase on:
AMAZON (digital & physical): amzn.com/B008M2754M
I want to apologize for being such a bad blogger, I have, you could say, been hibernating. It just gets too easy to use intstagram and not get out an actual camera. I am going to make an effort to be better. I promise.
It’s been too long since I shot black and white, I don’t know about you but my first soirée with photography was with an old 35mm canon and black & white film. Learning how to see the world in shadows, light, shapes, and depth, a world free from the burden of color. I spent so many years in this world. Letting my hands dry and crack from too many hours spent in the dark room. I was long over due to revisit this world.
I treaded pretty lightly back into black and white, and shot something I seem to always go back to for the lack of a model on hand, self portraits. Yesterday I had planned on shooting a scene inspired by a Waterhouse painting, and although some shots worked I think I am going to have to revisit it when the weather is not so cold. I got myself back together and went with a less set heavy theme. I threw on a heavier velvet dress and grabbed an old lace curtain as a coat. The “crown’ as I am sure you have seen before I made back in the fall out of christmas ornaments. As I headed out the door the snow started and made for a perfect setting for a snow queen.
I intend to come back to this theme, once the weather does not freeze my fingers and toes.
Recently I have been feeling so much love from you all that I wanted to give back. So I decided to do a print giveaway.
Just leave a comment, “like” on facebook & “Share” this photo on your Facebook wall, and you will be entered to win a 5x7 Print of your choice.
Two winners will be randomly selected on March 5th
Thank you for your support, and good luck!
Depending on the amount of entries more winners may be chosen so be sure to share with your friends.