Howe made me real!
08 March 2011
I decided to take a break from my usual food snapping – yes, I never thought I’d get to say that either, and met up with Mark Howe for a fantastic photo shoot. Forget purple, today was when I got peachy!
Say hello to Mark. Mark is a Photographer and Creative Designer who always has simple and smart ideas. His work makes me smile and say “Of course!”. He likes to play with light and shadows, and to experiment with interesting ways of telling ‘tasteful’ stories.
Modelling: Definitely harder than it looks
I’d never done anything like this before, it was definitely an experience! Modelling is often unfairly considered as barely a proper occupation, judged by the low difficulty factor in sitting still for hair and makeup or to change in and out of clothes. I’ve never had to spend a couple of hours standing in front of a camera (or sitting inside a posh vintage car) and displaying a wide variety of natural yet glamorous (angry ;) expressions and poses for photos – plus attempting to fulfill Mark’s “vision” and trying not to mess up a 2 hour make-up job in between changes. I’m worn out from just thinking about it. Trying on clothes and sitting still in make-up (I’m usually the one behind the camera and taking pictures of beautiful foods, not the other way!), is by no means easy as it looks!
I happily enjoyed cups of tea and food talks with Mark in between shots. Who doesn’t love a photographer that makes a good cup Yorkshire tea?
Snaps worth remembering
Mark is a great photographer, very talented designer and illustrator, with a really friendly and funny charm! If you ever get the opportunity to work with him you won’t be disappointed…Hopefully there’ll be more opportunities to work with Mark and I’m already deciding what to wear and how to ‘Strike a Pose!’ :)