I recently had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Pixie Lott in London at one of my favorite studios Sunbeam Studios. Sunbeam is a grade II listed Edwardian building in North Kensington (previously a car factory) and is the perfect place to shoot – with elegant features and lots of light. The shoot was for You Magazine (The Mail on Sunday’s supplement) and was for cover / inside interview about Pixie’s current collaboration with the theatre play Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
The cat in the photo links to her role as Holly Golightly andwe wanted the overall feel of the photos to have that retro vibe with a fresh twist. Stylist Jodie Nellist (who I regularly work on shoots for Hello! Fashion Monthly) styled Pixie in some gorgeous pieces, some reminiscent of 60s shapes and some structured pieces which immediately gave me the idea to do something a bit stronger with the posing, even though the overall feel of the shoot was feminine and colorful. I like to play up the idea of strong with feminine and you’ll notice that in a lot of my recent shoots my subjects are a little stronger than they have been in previous years.
Pixie was incredible to work with and didn’t need much direction at all. Having acting and performing experience meant she immediately know the role I wanted her to play in the images and the overall goal was for it to be fun. The hardest part was the cat – they always say don’t work with animals or children!!
Styling – Jodie Nellist
Make Up – Lisa Valencia @ Carol Hayes Management
Hair – Larry King @ Streeters
Photo Assistant / Digi Tech – Chris Chudleigh and James Sharpe
Retouching – Monica Chamorro
BTS Photos – Megan Toriglia