Behind the shoot – Kaylee

This is a set of photos shot in a location outside Bath with a Bristol based model called Kaylee. I was living down there at the time, working for Future Publishing and wanted to try shooting some fashion or editorial style photography.

As with most of my work, it started out on a hunt for a location. The Wiltshire countryside wasn’t the most ‘urban’ looking part of the south West but after looking online for some locations I came across this old relic of a structure.

As with any old building, the local yoof’s had managed to discover it on a day they happened to have their cans of spray paint handy 


Turns out, it was an old ammo dump that stretched at least a kilometre into the ground that had been left open and to decay by itself. As with any old building, the local yoof’s had managed to discover it on a day they happened to have their cans of spray paint handy, leaving a canvas akin to the edgiest inner city.

As the light faded and some great shots I moved it out to the open grass besides the railway line – a main line at that; have no idea what the passengers must have thought. An outfit change later and what resulted was one of the best series of shots I’ve done – the red against the setting sun looks pretty spectacular.

I’d already earmarked an adjacent cornfield so moved there for a few final pictures before the sun faded. Great light, a top model in a bright red dress combined with a new remote lighting setup lead to one of my favourite sets of photos.

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