“Warrior” with Joel Hicks

I work with model/actor/fundraiser/photographer Joel Hicks far too rarely nowadays but he’s still my “go to” for any kind of shoot that involves sheer muscle and the ability to adapt to any role. When you organise a workshop called “Warrior“, there was only ever one model in the frame. Joel never disappoints, throwing 100% into absolutely everything he does. My group and I were rewarded with some excellent images (we think).

These images were taken using either studio flash OR the wonderful natural window-light that my studio, Strangetown, is blessed with.

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Copyright David Rann 2017

Stretching In The City

A while back I photographed harpist/author/teacher/designer Fran Barsby for her ever-growing Poppy Harp brand. A couple of other shoots later and I’m out on the windy chilly streets of Digbeth, Birmingham, an area renowned for it’s amazing graffiti, to take some illustration images for Fran’s new book on stretching and warm-up routines for musicians. The location was Fran’s choice, wanting some urban grit and graffiti as an interesting counterpoint to her various stretching positions. Ably assisted by partner Elliott, they stretched while I shot (& shivered – it was freezing!). Here are a few images from the shoot…

Phew! I was exhausted just watching. But here’s Elliott’s shot of me barely breaking sweat…

To find out more about Fran and Poppy Harp, click here to be directed to her website.