Eh Up mon petit filous’
Hows it going?
Those eagle eyed amongst you may have infact noticed that the Blog Monday I so enthusiastically promised did not appear. Combine a day of workshopping followed by two meetings and a tempremental modem and voila! You have a broken promise…but never fear as I have a cunning plan
Blog Tuesday :p
or as I like to call it Tomozipan’s Tomozipan (Tomorrow’s tomorrow for those of you not at one with the language of Miranda Hart). As an extra apology for my lack of Blog Modayness, please enjoy yet another picture of me being daft!
So then, time seems to be hurtling by me at a rather alarming rate at the moment (did you know it’s nearly February already?) but tis all good stuff…here’s one of the more exciting things that has gone down :)
Knowing I needed some new promo shots for 2012 combined with images for the single artwork. I turned to my beautiful friend and musical compadre the excruciatingly talented Elly Lucas.
Factoid: Me and Elly met through a lonely hearts ad-ish. When I got into the Young Folk Award my local paper ran a little article about it, Elly saw the article about a fellow young folkie, found me on myspace and asked if I fancied meeting up for a jam some time. I was bricking it! Jamming was something proper musicians did! :D Anyways, the rest is history…if you haven’t seen them before you should defo check out her duo ‘David Gibb and Elly Lucas’, they are ace
I’m blummin brilliant on cocnuts aren’t I :s
Lol anyways, Elly has done all my photos for yonks (being mates with a professional photographer is great! You get to plan your shoots over endless cups of tea, iced lebkuchen whilst listening to Will Smith :p )
The morning started with meeting the lovely jubbly Rebecca Yeates http://www.rebeccayeates.co.uk/home.html who kindly agreed to come along and sort hair and make-up for me. u know what, reminiscing about this is lovely, photoshoots are so great, you get to be supermodel for half a day!! :D
So anyways, fully briefed up, Rebecca sorted my mug out, did my hair, helped me into the dress my gorgeous mum made me for the shoot. We did the ‘For The Dead Men’ shots first. The odd thing about shoots is it takes hours to get ready then you are only infront of the camera for 20 mins max… :)
This was my view of the table of treats whilst getting ready…those mince pies were lush! I ate about 5 through the course of the day…whoops! ;)
Elly taking a photo of me taking a phot of Elly
The finished single artwork (the design was also done by Miss Lucas)
We then embarked on the promo shots, and seeing as these end up on all your tour flyers etc I wanted these to be really fun and brightly coloured – although I guess when your hair is blue you end up with brighly coloured flyers whether you want them or not :p . Me and Elly had an idea based around mother nature, we wanted something that was striking and we drew a doodle of mother nature with her hair intertwined with the braches of a tree…like she was growing out of it, or it was growing out of her…we fell in love with the idea…and then had the task of how the flip are we gonna make little old me look like our elaborate doodle.
Luckily, I love crazy hair, so having an excuse to buy mountains of gothic hair extensions was not a problem! :D
The problem was getting hold of them, they arrived the day of the shoot as Rebecca was applyining my make up…PHEW! :S
But anyways, after Rebeacca laboured for yonks to get my face right (we gave here quite a brief brief so that she could just experiement with what she thought would look cool) it was time to venture outside…trouble was…IT WAS CHUFFIN FREEZING!
In fact I think we checked and it was something like 6 Degrees, cor blimey, I had goosebumps from here to the moon! As you’ll see from the photo’s,I wasn’t really in proper attire to combat such tempretures, but none the less me, Elly and Rebecca grinned, bared it and hoped for some really cool pictures :D
Posing for photos whilst tied to a tree was quite an interesting experience I can tell you. There were a few moments where i’d be leaning forward, posing, leaning forward to get into the light, posing, leaning forward, ahhh losing my balance, ahhhhh, im attached to this tree by my hair, MUST NOT FALL OVER, balance regained, sweet! :D
I’m well chuffed with the results, hope you like them too :)
Part 2 of Tomzipan’s tomozipan is brewing, ands I will be whacking it up later this evening with a link to where you can buy limited edition copies of ‘For The Dead Men’ should you want them.
Ciao for now