Street fashion in Manchester with Carla Monaco

May 27, 2013 | Flash, Location | 13 comments

01. The wall of the hilton provided a great backdrop for our first shot of the day.

01. The wall of the Hilton provided a great backdrop for our first shot of the day. I love the yellow lines at the base of the frame.

Model: Carla Monaco
Styling: Johanna Ormsby and Damien Lovegrove
Make up: Jemma Stokes

Here are a few pictures from a street fashion workshop I ran in Manchester earlier this month.

02. I used a Panelite reflector to light Carla.

02. I used a Panelite reflector to light Carla in this frame.

03. The back streets of Manchester provide textures and smells to ignite creativity.

03. The back streets of Manchester provide textures and smells to ignite creativity. A single Elinchrom Quadra head did the trick here.

04. It's like being back in New York when I see signage like this.

04. It’s like being back in New York when I see signage like this.

05. The Quadra was at half power to bring Carla up to the light level I wanted.

05. The Quadra was at half power to bring Carla up to the light level I wanted here.

06. As if by magic a yellow car apeared from nowhere. I was back in New York again.

06. As if by magic a yellow car appeared from nowhere and I was back in New York again.

07. An Orbis was all I used for this shot on the steps of a night club.

07. An Orbis with a Speedlight was all I used for this shot on the steps of a night club.

08. The night club provided several textures to play with.

08. The night club provided several textures to play with.

09. Rivets are one of my loves and this location has plenty of them.

09. Rivets are one of my loves and this Manchester location has plenty of them.

10. A three light set up was next on the cards as we entered the dark zone in Castlefield.

10. A three light set up was next on the cards as we entered the dark zone in Castlefield.

11. A low viewpoint gave a great perspective to Carla.

11. A low viewpoint gave a great perspective to Carla. I used a couple of light sources for this shot. A soft key from the Quadra in a silver umbrella and a bare faced Speedlight from behind.

12. In the zone of the unloved there are many bio hazards to be aware of but the pictures are exciting too.

12. In the zones of the homeless there are many bio hazards to be aware of but the pictures are exciting too.

13. A splash of flash from the Quadra gave these last two pictures punch.

13. A splash of flash from the Quadra gave these last two pictures punch.

14. The canal basin at Deansgate.

14. The canal basin at Deansgate.

Feel free to leave a comment below. If you would like to attend one of my street fashion workshops email Laura and state your city of choice. It can be where you live or a fabulous location anywhere in the world. Make it exciting and you never know.

13 Comments

  1. Robert Wilson

    Great Images Damien as always !!! Super Photographer and what more can we say about Carla…simply Magic !!!

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    • Damien

      Thanks Robert for your kind words. Cheers, Damien.

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  2. Marc

    Damien-

    What reflector or light modifiers are you using on the Quadra? Loving that moody light in #13 & #14!

    Regards, Marc

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    • damien

      Hi Marc,

      I just used the standard reflector that comes attached to the Quadra head :)

      Cheers, Damien.

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  3. Lovegrove

    Thanks Ray Flitchett ( I don’t know why Facebook doesn’t highlight you when I type your name :( Your kind compliments are loved. :)

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  4. Ray Fitchett

    Stunning set of images. Great style and image management.

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  5. Ivaylo Todorov

    Mr.Lovegrove,these are great photos!Thank you for sharing them!And “Welldone!” to miss Monaco as well!Best greetings:Ivaylo Todorov

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    • damien

      Thanks Ivaylo,

      Best wishes, Damien

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