Archive for the ‘stills production’ Category

Tres Chic Magazine

April 6, 2011

Completely forgot to blog this! The wonderful Jody Brown interviewed me for Tres Chic magazine the last time I was in Costa del Sol scouting for Locations. Hope you like 🙂

My first magazine interview 🙂

star republic shoot

April 29, 2009

Here is a small selection of pictures from our most recent portfolio / makover shoot in Bristol.

Star Republic is the creation of Lorna Gatherer Ford (art director and stills producer), Paul Blundell (photographer), Jay Turnbull (make up artist) and Alex Sibley (model). To book a portrait, glamour, makeover or personality (corperate, dj, band etc) shoot (on location) please call Lorna on 07825  448 803.

A slideshow from our most recent star republic shoot in Bristol. The next sceduled date for Bristol will be in June but we also have spaces left at our next London shoot in June too. Prices start at ÂŁ50 per magazine standard picture.

Star Republic shoot

April 19, 2009

a behind the scenes video made entirely from stills (stop frame animation) made at our most recent star republic photo shoot in Bristol.

(contains some partial nudity)

created by Daniel Wellby

Photographer: Paul Blundell
Art Direction/Production: Lornsadaisy (lorna gatherer ford)
Make up artist: Jay ‘pinxie’ Turnbull 
Styling: Lornsadaisy and Pinxie
Models: Sarah Longbottom and Yasmin Quinn-Wilson
Photographic Assistants: Alex Sibley and Daniel Wellby
Runners: David Muskett and Pablo Chaundy Brain
Clothing supplied by Katie Kins Boutique 

Special Thanks to Roger, Will, Yohanna and Iris the dog.


I will update this post with some other great photoshoot videos when I find them!

And also add the actual photos fromn the shoot when they have finished being retouched 🙂

To book a place at our next portfolio / portrait photoshoot in Bristol or enquire about a shoot in another part of the UK, please get in contact! We have dates coming up in Brighton, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Essex.

star republic shoot – donatella

April 18, 2009



Model: Donatella Hazel Lilian Pegler

photographer: Paul Blundell

Art Director/Producer: Lorna Gatherer Ford ( lornsadaisy)

Make up artist: Jay ‘pinxie’ Turnbull

Bryan Gee – Liquid V Club Sessions CD

March 19, 2009

here’s the final artwork for the albumn 

Bryan Gee - Liquid V Club Sessions CD


Photographer: Mark Rowe

Art Direction, production & Styling: Lornsadaisy

Sleeve design and illustration: Ryan Quinlivan


Sport Woman Cover

March 7, 2009

here’s a shoot our lovely little team worked on together for the Sport Woman Cover which came out today, you can see more pictures and the magazine itself by clicking on the image itself.

kelly sotherton

Bryan Gee Shoot

March 7, 2009


Bryan Gee

Bryan Gee

Bryan Gee

Bryan Gee

singing in the rain shoot

January 28, 2009

singing in the rain

my favourite pic from the shoot

Photographer: Paul Blundell
Art Director/Production & Styling: Lornsadaisy
Hair & Make up Artist: Jay Pinxie Turnbull
Model: Leah Hibbert

cupcake studio

January 18, 2009

coming soon…

CUPCAKE represents some of the UKs freshest creative talent – photographers, art directors, set builders, make up artists, illustrators, graphic designers and web site designers.

CUPCAKE studios offers photo production services – such as casting, location scouting, on-site co-ordination, studios, lights and digital postproduction.

CUPCAKE are also pleased to offer Internet, social and viral marketing services.

We are able to offer all of these services now – but our website is being built at the moment – however please get in contact with Lorna on 07825 448 803 for further assistance.

Photo Shoot Production in the UK; London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle.

Art Buyers

January 4, 2009

What is an art buyer?

Essential knowledge for professional photographers!

definition: Individual knowledgeable in the various forms of photographic and illustrative technique who functions as the art purchasing representative for an advertising agency or commercial art studio. He or she must be knowledgeable about available talent and capable of making the necessary business arrangements with model agencies, photographers, illustrators, photo labs, and the like. The art buyer must work in close association with the art director of an art agency or studio.

or in other words, the person who will commission a photographer to produce a commercial.

to read a great interview with an art buyer click on this link from APE or

throughly recommended reading for photographers!

Check out this job description:

Art Buyer (Sausalito, CA)

Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-08, 2:26PM PDT


Butler, Shine, Stern, & Partners ( is looking for an outstanding Art Buyer to join our team and support one of our largest clients. This is full-time opportunity to work on-site at BSSP’s digs, working in collaboration with a team of industry leaders who are dead-set on being innovative and having a good time doing it. We have clients in industries ranging from Automotive, Technology, Financial, Youth Culture/Apparel and Video Games.  

BSSP is a full service advertising agency located in Sausalito, about 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Our environment is fun and intellectual. BSSP’s office is an awesome, dog friendly environment that reflects our culture of creativity and groundbreaking creative work. We are 120+ people strong and growing. 

•Work closely with creative teams to produce ad campaigns according to approved Media Buys. Create production schedules for ads and photo shoots capturing key dates to projects on time. 
•Estimates fees and expenses for photo shoots and the purchase of artwork. 
•Triple bids all services when required. 
•Create client estimates and revise them as necessary when the scope of the work changes. 
•Negotiate costs and terns with stock houses and photographers according to a job’s specific budget. 
•Coordinates, selects, and recommends talent portfolios. 
•Negotiates and produces written models and property releases. 
•Recognizes possible legal pitfalls and guards agency/client against them, particularly copyright issues. 
•Generates purchase orders for all services procured. 
•Solid knowledge of the print production process. 
•Solid photo coordination skills and basic knowledge of copyright laws. 
•Must be highly organized and detail oriented. 
•Ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels and in all departments. 
•Maintain a high level of confidentiality, display imitative and exercise good judgment. 
•Solid knowledge of the print production process. 
•Solid photo coordination skills and basic knowledge of copyright laws. 
•Must be highly organized and detail oriented. 
•Ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels and in all apartments. 
•Maintain a high level of confidentiality, display imitative and exercise good judgment. 
•Ability to exhibit good crisis management skills, ability to prioritize in a hectic situation and communicate problems and/or solutions fast and efficiently to all employees. 
•Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Posses an aptitude for multitasking. 
•Car photography experience and knowledge a must. 
•5 years minimum experience with producing ad campaigns and art buying. Proficient in MS Word and Excel and have a working knowledge of Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator.