A little about the shoot: The location and the logistics
This was set to be an exciting shoot from the start. For security reasons, the location was undisclosed, so there was no chance of a recce. All I knew was that we were shooting with models, a private jet and a Ferrari (supplied through Suzy @ JetPartner). This may sound really cool, but not knowing the shooting areas/locations and have ideas for the shoot in mind, is enough to make a fashion photographer overheat with anxiety.

The shoot turned out to be at Oxford Airport. Leaving the team in place starting hair and makeup, I was shown around the hangars and the jet by Miles (a very cool guy) from Hangar 8. The jet was stunning, sparkling white with hints of chrome, so ideas of angles and lighting were already firing through my head. Miles explained where the models could stand, sit and walk and thankfully sitting on the wing was not a problem.

The jet was parked inside a huge hangar, unfortunately it was not possible to take it outdoors due to logistic reasons. A pilot and an expensive wage bill to find one being the main… Don’t you just love being thrown challenges!

With an area set aside for equipment and almost half a wall filled with hanging dresses, the scene was set ready to start. My great friend and video partner Las had already started shooting angles and details of the plane before my lights were out of the bag. There was definitely an excited energy.

The results: AMAZING images


Behind the scenes video of “Epicurean Life 11 ~ Ready Jet Go!”

Videographer: Las Oke @ MUSE motion films
Stylist: Katherine Doyle (http://katherinedoylestylist.com)
Makeup: Rosie Kor (http://www.rosiekor.com)
Hair Stylist: Ivana Juric (http://ivanajuric.com)
Models: Kate Edmonson (http://www.kateedmondson.com)
Monika @ MILK Management (http://www.milkmanagement.co.uk)
Photographic Assistant: Dairo Vargas (http://dairovargas.com)
Fashion Director: Elaine Deed (http://elainedeed.com)
Publisher: Azzy Ashgar (http://www.epicureanlife.co.uk)
JetPartner: Suzy Hollnad @ Jori White Public Relations Ltd (http://www.joriwhitepr.co.uk)

Fashion Designers: Amanda Wakley, Milusha London, Georgina Hardinge, Ariella, Yuvna Kim, David Fielden, Elena Antoniades, Joanna Fleming Couture,
Shoes: Crisian  London, Gianmarco Lorenzi,
Jewellery: JCM LOndon, Ti Sento, Georg Jensen, Marco Bicego,
Accessories: Globe Trotter, Lily Yang, Modelliani, Aspinal of London, Ethan, Rimowa,

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