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LSS Newsletter Issue 04 Mar 03.03.12 Dear London Speedlite Scene (LSS) I know you have all been eagerly awaiting our 4th publication of the LSS Newsletter. We hope you feel you haven’t had to wait too long, it has been exactly 21 days since our last issue which has been viewed an impressive 25,376 times. LSS would like to thank and welcome Allan BANNERWORX Brown to LSS. Allan is a fantastic videographer & photographer who is working very closely with the LSS community. With a dedicated videographer attending the events and meetups LSS will continue to raise awareness of everyone’s work and provide it’s members with the exposure they deserve. DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS - February was a very busy month for LSS with two events passing successfully. The first was the Arabic & Asian inspired Studio Event which was the 3 rd event to be held at the LSS Studio in Brixton. The second event was the Dolly inspired photoshoot that took place at the Arbat Russian Restaurant for LSS Meetups no. 14. With such trendy themes the popularity of London Speedlite Scene continues to rise which we can only attribute that to the active members who make the events so enjoyable to attend. Best wishes, Nate Togg Twitter: @NTP_Photography

Model & MUA: Shannen Marie Mulligan Photography: Tony Brown http://tony-brown.net/portfolio/


TABLE OF CONTENTS NEWS 1. London Speedlite Scene 2. Elect Model Management 3. Intense Makeup Artists FEATURES 1. 2. 3. 4.

Personality Profile Nostalgic Image LSS Weekly Themed Photo Competition Editorials

ENTERTAINMENT 1. Events 2. Links

Model: Ria-Bianca Ronayne MUA: Verity Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Photographer: Nate Togg


Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Jo Jo Lee & Model: Rumie G


NEWS LSS Meetup No.14: Arbat Russian Restaurant (Dolly Dare Collection) 25/02/12 The 14th LSS Meetup was a great event however it took place at an emergency location for which we are grateful for (Arbat Restaurant) as the original venue had cancelled due to licensing issues. For this the photographers, MUA’s and model’s reliability and commitment are hugely appreciated as this last minute change could have resulted in our first cancelled event. The photographers were amazing as to be expected a lot of creative images were produced for what was considered a medium sized location. We like to thank the MUA’s for working collectively and turning out the models who had turned up in dominant numbers. For this a great big thank you goes out to Sue-Ellen for working with a large quantity of models and assisting right up until the end of the meetup. Also a great big thank you to Nazrin Elmes who provided LSS with the wardrobe provided by Dolly Dare. Dolly Dare is a great fashion outlet who have two boutiques in London, one at 37 Marshall Street, Soho and the other at Spitalfields, 107a Commercial Street. Check out their website here http://www.dollydare.com/

Model: Rumie G MUA: Jasmina Lasota Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Photographer: Monika Schaible


NEWS LSS Studio Event No. 3: Asian & Middle Eastern Courtesan Shoot 19/02/12 Specific ‘themes’ seem to be very much the trend for LSS Meetups and Studio Events. The 3rd Studio Event held by LSS entertained a very bold and beautiful nostalgic Asian and Middle Eastern theme focusing on the allurement and mystery surrounding courtesans. The shoot lasted the whole day with 4 separate slots for shooting time. Shooting lasted approx 2 hours for each slot with models sharing the time individually and by collaborating on set together. We welcomed back makeup artist Jo Jo Lee for this photoshoot with special thanks to Anna Sha for providing the wardrobe and Barbara Rowe for lending us the props.

Model & MUA: Asha Kaaye Photographer: Tom Needham http://www.wedding-photographer-essex.com


NEWS London Speedlite Scene: Studio The LSS Studio is fully equipped and with our experienced members on hand, all your photography/videography needs will be covered. The studio is available to members and non members of London Speedlite Scene, to book and find out more info contact us at info@londonspeedlitescene.co.uk

Model: Laura James MUA: Jo Jo Lee Wardrobe: Tara Marie MacSharry Photographer: Nate Togg


NEWS LSS Website There are now 632 members on the LSS Website. 81 new members have signed up since our last news letter which was released 11/02/12. We remind you that all members of the website enjoy uploading their images to the site but only photos from the LSS Meetups or LSS Studio Events are featured on the main page.

As this newsletter is written the photo above is the current top photo on the website. Models & MUA’s: Tequila G & Shannen Marie Mulligan Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Photographer: Nick Haigh


NEWS Elect Model Management

Elect Model Management’s youngest disciple Shelby Runacre has been working very hard lately. Already she has attended two LSS Meetups and has been collaborating with MUA’s and photographers independently. We congratulate Shelby for her reliability and professionalism. If you would like to work with Shelby please contact Elect Model Management and have a model release prepared for the photoshoot.

Photographer: http://www.sarapista.com/ Designer/ Stylist: http://www.fashiontofe.co.uk/ MUA: Luka Watabe Model: Shelby runacre


NEWS Elect Model Management

Photo credits: Model: Claudia Ornelas, Photographer: Nate Togg Elect Model Management would like to announce some good and sad news. Firstly the good news is that Claudia Ornelas has been concentrating on her studies recently and has put a hold on her modelling for this reason. The sad news is that we wont be seeing her for sometime until she is free to modelling again. The door will always be open for Claudia. We feel she has made the right choice and would like to wish her all the best with her educational aspirations.

Photo credits: Model: Claudia Ornelas, MUA: Annijia Mealin Photographer: Nate Togg


NEWS Intense Makeup Artists

London Speedlite Scene would not be complete without it’s collective team of talented makeup artists. The recent LSS Studio Event No. 3: Asian & Middle Eastern Courtesan Shoot 19/02/12 saw the return of Jo Jo Lee MUA.

Photographer: Monika Schaible MUA: Jo Jo Lee Wardrobe: Anna Sha & Model: Athena


NEWS Intense Makeup Artists

Two new Makeup Artists to join London Speedlite Scene made their entrance at LSS Meetup No.14: Arbat Russian Restaurant (Dolly Dare Collection) 25/02/12. Namely Verity & Jasmina Lasota


FEATURES

Personality Profile: Monika Schaible If you ever attend an LSS Event you will see an energetic lady with blonde hair, camera in hand and a sweet German accent. Her name is Monika Schaible, and we interviewed her shortly before putting this issue of the LSS newsletter to press. LSS - How did I get interested in photography? Monika - I discovered my love for photography when I was in my early twenties when I choose photography as an Art A level. I had a Ricoh SLR and shot in black and white. Photography gave me a focus to learn about myself - what I felt drawn to and what it reflected in me. About a year ago I had a chance meeting with a LSS photo shoot at the Southbank, Skate Park and in an instant I realised the fantastic opportunities of this meet-up group. I love the friendly competition of the group, the support and sharing of knowledge and skills. LSS - What make and model camera do you use? Monika - Currently I use a Canon 5D MII LSS - How many lenses do you own? Monika - I own 4 lenses, all canon lenses. I have a 50mm 1.4, a 70-200mm 2.8, a wide angle lens 16-35mm and a portrait lens 100mm 2.8 LSS - What is the most challenging thing or person I have had to photograph? Monika - People are always a challenge for me, especially when I don't have a previous relationship I can build on. But in a way I welcome this as it adds to be fully present in the moment, to cut out the mind chatter and allow the magic to happen. Monika Schaible


FEATURES Nostalgic Image: LSS Meetup No. 9 Murder Mile Studios 07/08/11

We asked the LSS Model of 2011 Tequila Gold to describe the inspiration for her styling in this intriguing photo taken by Nick Haigh.

Tequila G - I was trying to create a different persona altogether- not just clothes for a model but a certain 'look' and 'attitude'. Something fuss free yet strong and powerful. The outfit is simple- black colours, latex and gloves yet combined with silk and feathered top and jewels it's less 'dominatrix' and more 'ladylike', something with loads of attitude yet 'soft'. Like all my styling this outfit was put together around a character I wanted to create- not just something thrown together to fit the theme or location. It's about wearing an outfit and not letting it 'wear you'!


FEATURES Weekly Themed Photo Competition

Winner Week One (Alcohol): Richard Hayward

Model: Ashley Owen


FEATURES Weekly Themed Photo Competition

Winner Week Two (Reflections): Gavin Conlan

Model & MUA: Asha Kaaye


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Tom Needham Model & MUA: Asha Kaaye


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Monika Schaible MUA: Jo Jo Lee Model: Athena Wardrobe: Anna Sha


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Jo Jo Lee & Models: Asha Kaaye & Rumie G


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Claire Steele Model & MUA: Asha Kaaye


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Monika Schaible MUA: Jo Jo Lee Wardrobe: Anna Sha & Model: Athena


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Tom Needham Model & MUA: Asha Kaaye


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Sue-Ellen Model: Nia Akpa Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Hieu Pham MUA: Verity Model: Athena Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photography: Patrick Wang MUA: Luka Watabe Model: Daniella Warnett Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nick Haigh Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Model MUA: Elesha Eden


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Luka Watabe Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Model: Shelby runacre


EDITORIALS

Photography: Patrick Wang MUA: Sue-Ellen Hairstylist: Denise Hairguru (Hairstylist) Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ Model: Jodie Jimenez


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg Model & MUA: Elesha Eden Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Claire Steele Model & MUA: Annijia Mealin


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Sue-Ellen Model: Kristina May Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photography: Patrick Wang Model & MUA: Elesha Eden Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/


EDITORIALS

Photography: Patrick Wang Model & MUA: Luka Watabe


EDITORIALS

Photographer: Nate Togg Model & MUA: Yazmin Thomas


ENTERTAINMENT Events

Photographer: Nate Togg MUA: Sue-Ellen Model: Nia Akpa Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/ LSS. Meetup No. 15 Holborn Derelict Court House Pt. II 11/03/12 Details: London Speedlite Scene return to the Derelict Court House which could be the last time the photography network venture there due to imminent renovations. This is fully booked for photographers but videographers are welcome. LSS Studio Event No. 4: Latex Fashion Shoot 18/03/12 Details: Featuring published alternative model Amie Conradine. Some of you may have seen her work in Bizarre Magazine. Amie will be modelling various latex and PVC outfits. Please note this event is for photographers only and is now fully booked but videographers are welcome!!! NEW DATE/ LSS Meetup No.16: Hampstead Mansion 22/04/12 Details: This stunning Mansion will be the set location for the 16th Meetup. This promises to be a big feature as we leave winter and enter the fertile spring season. Booked for photographers but videographers welcome. Nate Togg Studio Beginner’s Workshop 20/05/12 Details: An opportunity for photographers to take 121 advice on how to execute correct studio lighting techniques. A selection of models will be used for this event.

For more event details see www.londonspeedlitescene.co.uk/events


ENTERTAINMENT Links

Photographer: Nick Haigh Model MUA: Elesha Eden Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/

London Speedlite Scene http://www.londonspeedlitescene.co.uk/ Twitter Account https://twitter.com/@LSS_Meetups Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/londonspeedlitescene YouTube Videos http://www.youtube.com/londonspeedlitescene/videos Tumblr Blog http://lssmeetups.tumblr.com/ Flickr Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1571550@N21/


Photographer: Hieu Pham Model MUA: Elesha Eden Wardrobe: http://www.dollydare.com/

LSS Admin Contacts Nathan Thompson 07956 940 518 Nick Haigh 07968 260 292 Sue-Ellen Chohan-Thompson 07946 802 017


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