Photography by Faye Sampson - “Where She Belongs” - Published in SYN magazine
Photography By Faye Sampson - “Unrequited Love” - Published in Reverie Magazine
So I have had two publications out recently (though the shoots took place quite a while ago), the first is my editoral “Where She Belongs” in SYN magazine, the second is “Unrequited Love” in Reverie magazine. They can be found here
I was going to put some images from them in this post, however I can’t figure out how to do it (oh, the shame), so I’ll post some in a minute as separate image posts :)
I am currently in the process of editing images from last Saturdays shoot, which are coming along nicely, and planning four future shoots - the first of which will be shot next weekend. Within the next month I will be working with one designer, two stylists, three makeup artists and a minimum of six models. This may sound like a lot, but I am not yet satisfied and am I’m considering slotting in another shoot in between. I’m a little worried about the weather getting colder and the nights drawing in, but I will do the very best I can to get the best shots possible (as ever). Once winter has fallen I will focus on my studio work as I my studio portfolio is in dire need of an update, and my studio room is warm and cozy to work in!
On all of my 365 pictures from Flickr - I really need to get better at updating Tumblr.
I had a shoot last week (Wednesday) with a brand new face at Leni’s models. It was her first shoot ever, so I felt a little nervous but really excited to see what her raw talent could produce. She was lovely, and the shots came out really well! I’ll be releasing a “coming soon” image for it soon, as it is for publication and therefore will not be released until the end of next month.
Currently I am in the process of planning this Saturdays shoot, which will feature some gorgeous designer pieces and some even more gorgeous models! I’ll post BTS shots and more info about that as soon as it has happened!
Now it is time for me to stop work for today (working 17 hour days can be a little exhausting - though I consider myself lucky that I am not a model walking 4 fashion week’s right now!).
More updates soon,
I haven’t been updating much recently because I have been moving house, which has been so hectic. I have moved out of London to a place called Stafford, which is a little sleepy compared to London, but I think that is what I need (I live a high-speed life usually). I will be travelling back on a weekly basis to shoot, however.
So photography wise I have shot two editorials in the past week, one with a beautiful german model named Franziska, the other with a bold, edgy looking model named Lottie. Both shoots were lovely, though very different. Franziska’s shoot was busy and fast-paced, at times shots were difficult to get and we found ourselves constantly dodging crowds of interested tourists. The other was laid back, peaceful and had an air of a summers walk about it.
I can’t wait to show you the results of both shoots, when they are published of course :)
This week my shoot “Untouched” with model Rachel G was published in Racing Minds magazine, where I also got the cover shot! Check it out here - http://issuu.com/racingminds/docs/september2011, or buy it here http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/262242
Also, my editorial “Dark day Afternoon” has been published in Magpie Darling magazine, available to buy here - http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/263999 (literally just released, this is almost an exclusive ;))
I have two more print editorials being published in the next few days, as well as an online feature, so lots to look out for!
In the meantime I have 3 shoots to organize and edits still to complete, so watch this space!
horrible outside, which has crushed my plans of location scouting! So, instead I decided to have a spring clean of the whole house, working on a “tidy house, tidy mind” mentality, which I think is actually working as I feel a little more inspired already. In between cleaning I have been catching glimpses of “Make Me a Supermodel US” which is interesting enough, not on the same level as the top model series of course. It has photographer Perou as a judge (some might know him from “Dirty Sexy Things” - which I love), and has some pretty interesting characters. However I can’t help but compare it to the wonderful Top model series which is always epic (Have you seen the new AUSNTM? It’s mind-blowing and only up to episode two!).
In other news, I booked in a test with a beautiful dark haired model from Bookings Models, which will take place next Thursday, giving me a whole week to come up with a killer shoot idea :)
I think I will do the 365/photo diary project I was contemplating, starting today, exclusively for Tumblr so watch this space.
I decided to move from Blogspot to Tumblr, as I HATE bloggers interface, and I love Tumblr (I spent a huge amount of my limited free time Tumbl’in). Hopefully I will be inspired to update this blog more. I will be posting information about upcoming shoots and publications, behind the scenes images, inspiration images and no doubt the occasional ranty/emotional post!
As a little introduction, my name is Faye Sampson, I am 21 years old and I am from London. I am a working fashion photographer, testing with agency models weekly, shooting for magazine publications and for my own portfolio. I test with teams of MUA’s (makeup artists), stylists, assistants and hair stylists, so my shoots are often big and always good fun :)