13 December 2012

Chapter 5 – The photoshoot

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 18.49.55So we needed to show record companies the ‘whole package.’  So our next step was a photo-shoot with photographer Denise Duff. Then we’d go on to make a music video. We shot on various locations including a disused railway, grungy underground car park and the beach. The outfits were controversial,  ranging from a demure white cotton dress ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ ensemble to a saucy  jacket – with just a bra on underneath – not something I was used to wearing for sure.  Jud (my producer) was keen to have a sexy commercial image and sound, where as my background was firmly rooted in alternative music …. more PJ harvey than Britney shall we say. So finding a happy medium was quite a challenge. Plus I, like many women, dress to suit my mood … one day It’s floral and demure, other days I look like I fell out of a skip and my other half has to intervene before I get to the front door.

So we needed to show record companies the ‘whole package.’  So our next step was a photo-shoot with photographer Denise Duff. Then we’d go on to make a music video. We shot on various locations including a disused railway, grungy underground car park and the beach. The outfits were controversial,  ranging from a demure white cotton dress ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ ensemble to a saucy  jacket – with just a bra on underneath – not something I was used to wearing for sure.  Jud (my producer) was keen to have a sexy commercial image and sound, where as my background was firmly rooted in alternative music …. more PJ harvey than Britney shall we say. So finding a happy medium was quite a challenge. Plus I, like many women, dress to suit my mood … one day It’s floral and demure, other days I look like I fell out of a skip and my other half has to intervene before I get to the front door.

The photo-shoot was very exciting but quickly became hard work. I have NO idea why ANYONE would want to be a model. Skipping through an ice-cold sea with not much on while SMILING like you mean it is not glamourous / fun / worth the money … in my opinion. My energy was also low since I was still carb free,  fat free and staring at people eating potatoes with an unnatural intensity. Personally I prefer curves and would take a rounded tummy over a six pack any day, but this was Hollywood baby and thin was in!  Thankfully the photos turned out great and did suit the music perfectly. I can’t say they were all a true representation of who I am. Now I make my own music, my natural image suits my music perfectly and thankfully both are a true representation of who I am.  But this was an adventure I agreed to embark on and I was happy to ride it out to see where it took me … and our next adventure would be the most fun yet!

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