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Street Fight in Blood Alley

November 26th, 2012 No comments

I love doing underwater photoshoots – always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.

On a technical note – I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera's controls while underwater. It's a popular camera for scuba divers too! It's a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I'm going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.

Model: Mahafsoun

Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist

Here's a short video

 
I love doing underwater photoshoots - always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.

On a technical note - I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera's controls while underwater. It's a popular camera for scuba divers too! It's a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I'm going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.

Model: Mahafsoun

Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist

Here's a short video

 

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, purchase and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges - in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Zombies!

October 21st, 2012 10 comments

This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity and you must be signed into Flickr to see them).

Meghan Thomas:  I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. She always comes prepared to the shoot with lots of ideas, designs and plans for the body painting, as well as being an easy going and fun person to work with.

Claudia Riley: Claudia is a skilled model and she is also a dancer with excellent body awareness and control. It is especially challenging for black light body painting photography. First she was required to sit through about 4 hours of body painting, then pose during variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds. She was great to work with, patient and collaborated to get some amazing shots!

This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity and you must be signed into Flickr to see them).

Meghan Thomas:  I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. She always comes prepared to the shoot with lots of ideas, designs and plans for the body painting, as well as being an easy going and fun person to work with.

Claudia Riley: Claudia is a skilled model and she is also a dancer with excellent body awareness and control. It is especially challenging for black light body painting photography. First she was required to sit through about 4 hours of body painting, then pose during variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds. She was great to work with, patient and collaborated to get some amazing shots!

Here are some photos from a recent collaboration with makeup artist Tessa Mitz. Tessa is a versatile makeup artist who I have worked with on many occasions. As you can see from these photos, she does amazing special effects work. With Halloween coming up and the new season of The Walking Dead starting this month, dosage I thought that Zombies would be an appropriate theme!

The photos were shot on location in Vancouver. It was a lot of fun and we had a few curious onlookers during the shoot!

Credits:

Zombies: Helen of Joy, dosage Christina Martine

Victims: Dustin St Christopher, Sobie La

Hair stylists: Kyra Harley, Karly Connell

Makeup Artist: Tessa Mitz

© 2012 Lloyd K Barnes

 

Aurora & Genevieve Part 2

July 14th, 2012 No comments

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Here's the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.
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Here's the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.

Here are more photos from the shoot with Aurora and Genevieve. See Part 1 here.

The idea for the shoot was to have two models - one Asian and one Caucasian - and have slightly over-the-top asian makeup based on the style of Chinese opera makeup. We shot on location at the Spectral Theatre, unhealthy which was a great place for the shoot. We used both the stage and dressing room areas. I loved the creepy sci-fi and horror props that were stored in the theatre, sildenafil which inspired more ideas for future shoots!

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Aurora & Genevieve Part 1

July 9th, 2012 No comments

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Here's the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.

Sugar Skull Inspired Makeup

April 10th, 2012 No comments

This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity). Here is a video slideshow from the shoot (Warning: partial nudity - not safe for work).

Spooky

Click to view video slideshow (Warning: partial nudity)

Soundtrack: Dreamland 2011 by Crock

I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. Claudia was a great model to work with, especially under the challenging conditions of black light body painting. There was about 4 hours of body painting before the shoot, then a variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds required for the UV photography. I love the moody look of the photos that worked well with theme of the mysteries of the mind!

 

 

 

 

 

 
This photoshoot was about phobias, fears and the subconscious mind, featuring the body painting artwork of Meghan Thomas (Megs War Paint) with model Claudia Rylie.

The body painting included UV fluorescent paint as well as non-UV paint. To capture both types, I used black lights mixed with strobes. To make the UV paint glow, I used six 40 watt fluorescent black light tubes, and a 400 watt UV cannon. I surrounded Claudia with the black light tubes, and positioned the UV cannon to the right of the camera, in front of the Claudia.

I also used strobes to light the fog and Claudia's face or highlight the body painting. The strobes were White Lightnings with grids and reflectors, triggered with CyberSyncs.

To see more photos from this shoot, check out this set on Flickr (Warning: some of the photos are marked as "moderate" on Flickr due to partial nudity). Here is a video slideshow from the shoot (Warning: partial nudity - not safe for work).

Spooky

Click to view video slideshow (Warning: partial nudity)

Soundtrack: Dreamland 2011 by Crock

I have worked with Meghan many times and love her creativity and artistic skill. Claudia was a great model to work with, especially under the challenging conditions of black light body painting. There was about 4 hours of body painting before the shoot, then a variety of unconventional lighting set-ups, many requiring her to to be very still due to the slow shutter speeds required for the UV photography. I love the moody look of the photos that worked well with theme of the mysteries of the mind!

 

 

 

 

 

 
Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Blanche MacDonald student makeup artist Hannah Journey. The beautiful makeup was inspired by the sugar skull imagery from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Thanks also to Carole Méthot, tadalafil who is also a makeup artist, for the awesome modeling work!

Harajuku Fashion Shoot – Part 2

April 4th, 2012 No comments

Here are some photos from a boudoir shoot that I did with Maggie. The photos were going to be her Valentine’s Day gift for her boyfriend, so couldn't blog about the shoot before Valentine's Day! Maggie brought a couple bags of rose petals, which was a really great idea.

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Here is Part 2 of the Harajuku-inspired fashion shoot that I did in December.

Harajuku fashion originates from Japan and gets its name from the Harajuku station in Tokyo, advice which is popular place to find many types of street styles, collectively called Harajuku fashion. The styles usually include colourful and crazy hairstyles, makeup and outfits.

For this shoot, I teamed up with makeup artist Mika, stylist JoAnna Keller and model Laurel. We had a lot of fun with the creative makeup and styling as you can see in photos below!

Check out Part 1:  Ganguro Fashion Shoot.

 

Sultry Smoke and Shadows

January 21st, 2012 No comments



Shadows are as interesting as the light. Chiaroscuro is a term used in photography, as well as cinema and painting, that literally means "light-dark" and originates from the Italian Renaissance. The shadows help define the image, making the two dimensional appear three dimensional.

The idea for this shoot was to have the model, Saori, emerging into the light from the shadows. To get that effect, I used a black seamless background, making sure that the key light did not spill onto it by keeping them well-separated. I started with a large gridded softbox close to Saori, on camera right to light the portraits and close-ups, highlighting Julia's makeup work. By moving the softbox in very close, the light falls off quickly so the opposite side of her face is quite a bit darker than the side with the light. To control the shadow's darkness I used a large white foamcore panel and a silver disk reflector for fill light.

For the full body shots, I really wanted to get the shadowy look, so I used a more focused light - a gridded strobe on a boom in front and above Saori. For an interesting background, I put a fog machine and another strobe to backlight the smoke/fog behind Saori. For some of the shots, I used a blue gel on the strobe to make a blue smoke effect. With this set-up, Saori's face was well lit and her body gradually became darker, fading into blackness.

Post-processing was done with Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS5.

Credits:
Inspired modelling by Saori Sloan
Beautiful peacock themed makeup by Julia Lockley

 

 

 

Summer Sugar Skull Photoshoot

July 7th, 2011 No comments



Model: Chloe Gerak
Makeup: Jennifer Ruth
Hair: Katie-Rose Petley
Stylist: Jihan Amer

Soundtrack: Gothic by zero-project

This is the third in a series of sugar skull inspired collaborations that I have done with Jennifer Ruth, and several different models, hairstylists and fashion stylists. The previous shoots were Winter Muertos - In the Darkness of Winter  and Primavera de Muertos, each following a seasonal theme. I also collaborated with Catriona Armour and Kyla Lee for my first sugar skull photoshoot last year. The images for all these shoots were inspired by the beautiful artwork of Sylvia Ji and the very cool work of 666photography.

The Día de los Muertos sugar skull shoots have resulted some of my post popular photos. I've been fortunate to work with very talented teams - the models, makeup, hair and fashion styling have been amazing!  I love the photos and proud to have them in my portfolio.

I will be doing at least one more for the autumn season, and probably some others in the future because they have so many creative possibilities! Click on the image below to see more photos from the Summer Sugar Skull shoot.

Sugar Skull Wings

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2011 No comments

Here are a some some photos that I took on the roof deck of The Studio by Mika Does Makeup with model Ariel K. Marie. It was pretty cold up there so it was a very quick shoot! It’s a beautiful location with a great view, so I'm looking forward to another shoot when the weather gets a little warmer. I hope that you have a happy Valentine's Day!

Model: Ariel K Marie.Makeup and hair by Mika Does Makeup.Photography by Lloyd K. Barnes (Lloyd Barnes)

Valentine's Makeup by Mika

Ariel

Click to see more Valentine's photos with Ariel K. Marie

Bollywood – Indian Fashion Photography

January 16th, 2011 No comments

Bollywood Glamour

Bollywood Glamour - Amisha with makeup by Makeup Royale



Previously, Amisha and I did an Indian wedding photography session. The results were great, so we decided to go with a Bollywood fashion and glamour theme this time, with sarees and salwar kameez outfits.

Here's a music video slideshow with the images from the session:

Credits
Model Amisha Sampat.
Hair & Makeup: Makeup Royale
Designer: Carma Collections
Photography by Lloyd K Barnes
To create this video, I used Animoto, which is a great way to put together photos and video clips to make a music video style of presentation.

You can also check out the photographs in my Bollywood online gallery.

The video is also on YouTube so you can watch it on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

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