Today we would like to showcase some of Andy Whale’s photography.
“The top image was produced for Sian Stone makeup artist body painter. She wanted to produce a beautiful image for her portfolio. So I am always looking to shoot interesting subjects. We came up with the idea of a Phoenix, a mythical bird coming out of fire. However, there is no fire involved in the shot, just colour gels wind machine and a long exposure!! theprintspace printed it onto a metallic paper which looked great. We won a bronze award at the National BIPP Awards.
“The second image was shot on a makeover session. I worked with stylist Saskia Dite Styling on this shoot. We wanted to create an unusual kind of Baroque fantasy using unusual hair and make-up. This image has been shortlisted for the Fresh and Click photographer of the year awards.
“The last image was was shot for The Royal Ballet. It is of Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell for a production of Sylvia by Frederick Ashton. The style of the production was Hollywood style 1952, so we got a company to build a set in a BIG studio all the trees are real and in giant pots. I wanted the lighting to have a similar feel of that time. The main light source was a 10KW Fresnel spot light mixed with some soft flash to fill in shadow detail. I had about half an hour with her in the end with a days pre production. I shot on Scala black and white reversal film, which has a lovely feel to it.
“I sell these images through my profile on Etsy and The Print Space do the limited edition prints for me on Hahnemuhle Photorag.”