Video Portrait of model Helena Linder.

I shot this in England on a perfect overcast bright day off Lowestoft Beach.

I hadn’t shot a female portrait yet, so I wanted to do it justice, but had a block. During the edit I wanted to put a more upbeat song to it, or a song that Helena herself liked. But I realised I had shot it almost as though it was a painting, and a soft, thoughtful track suited it more. Once I realised that, I finally had the inspiration to do it.

I  love tattoos myself so I wanted to put a bit of emphasis on the colour on her arms. Helena loves her two dogs Bonnie and Buddy so incorporated them too. My friend manned “Dog Cam” so my behind the scenes will be…energetic. 

Check out Helena’s Tumblr:

Stephen The Presenter;

This is a bit of different take on my video portraits. Stephen asked me to film some footage for his showreel so I decided to do a more upbeat video, showing his more playful side. 

What do you think? I’ve gotten quite a good response from this, people seem to like the upbeat nature. Hmmmm, it’s making to rethink what direction my video portraits should go in. I didn’t pay too much attention to it when I’d finished, I felt my editing was a bit sloppy, but the perfectionist in me doesn’t allow me to like my own work that much.