Finding My Feet…

Aerials, Contemporary Dance, Extras, Photography, Work

Apologies for another long break between posts a lot has been happening and I’m about to fill you in…

Almost a month ago I made ‘the big move’ to ‘the big smoke’ …. I can honestly say it felt like the most natural transition in my life and less of a ‘big move’.

Lucky for me, since moving I have been super busy work-wise doing all sorts of things within the realm of extras work. I have a few Behind The Scenes pictures from my ventures to share with you:

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A couple of weeks into being here and I found myself shooting an advert with Joey Essex for his Party Anthems CD. It’s a compilation three disk set of 65 tracks ready for the party season. It was quite an intimate shoot in that there were only 12 of us there including Joey so screen time for everyone…there were three types of shot we had to get throughout the shoot; house party, office party and club scene.

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Have a look at the ad for yourselves, see if you can spot me. It was a really fun shoot!

We were then invited to the Launch Party of the CD last weekend at Sugarhut by Joey’s Manager, Dave of Neon Management and that was a great night too!

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Enough of me and my new best friend Joey, here’s what else I’ve been up to…

I’ve been doing some extras work for a Kudos show called Humans coming to Channel 4 in 2015. Set in a parallel world in present day where humans can buy ‘synthetic humans’ (robots) to carry out the tasks they no longer want to do. Really great shoot, and who doesn’t love being paid to have their hair cut and coloured….. Here’s an image from shoot day, I was a ‘synth’

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Here’s a couple of pictures from another extras shoot i did, unfortunately I can’t yet disclose what it was for…. But it was very fun!

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I’ve done a few other shoots too like a real life story reconstruction for Sky, playing a teen gang member,friends of a lead character in a Russian film called Londongrad and an advert for a new app coming out.

On top of my extras work I’ve been involved in a couple of photography projects too. The first of which I’ve done a couple of shoots with and that is Jon Meade’s Break. It is a project for his Photography Masters all about how we place the body in space and the contradictions we can make with our body in space. Have a look at the images below © Jonathan Meade. I’ve done three shoots with him now but these are from the latest.

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The other photography shoot I have been a part of was for another university project for Dani Camastra. She put a call out for people with tattoos that had a meaning. A lot of people don’t know I have a tattoo because it’s not in a place where it can be seen unless I choose to show you. It’s on the right side of my rib cage and just a small peace sign. I had it done just after I found out what was wrong with my heart after years of not being believed that there was even anything wrong. Nine years later, two operations later… It’s safe to say I wasn’t making it up. Anyway I’ve started to meander. So she put out this call for people with tattoos that had a meaning so I put myself forward and she was really interested. The shoot was great, a small intimate studio and I felt very comfortable shooting with her. I’m quite excited to see the images she took. Here’s a. BTS shot I snuck on the day. ( mum, don’t worry I haven’t jumped into topless modelling -that would require boobs. I was covered)

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So ultimately that is what I have been up to. Lots of different projects here and there, it keeps me on my toes and makes each day exciting. This is me finding my feet in a new place with new people but trying to do what I love doing. I am also off to my first Aerial Silks class tonight since moving so I am rather excited!

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