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Blue Rinse Pinup

Monday, 31 October, 2016 Blue Rinse Pinup

Frank was given the nickname ‘Blue Rinse Pinup’ by Jason Moore, Managing Editor of Majorca Daily Bulletin.  It’s a nickname Frank hates because he thinks he’s being mocked and teased, but actually he should be...

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Future Crew

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 Future Crew

Last week Samantha Hemsley Photography attended a photoshoot for the Majorca Daily Bulletin with five young lads from the African subcontinent.  Ranging from 16 to 19 years of age, they were in Mallorca as part of a Marine Inspiratio...

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Model Behaviour

Thursday, 29 September, 2016 Model Behaviour

Model BehaviourFor clean, bright pictures that need minimal (time-consuming) post production, where the focus is on you rather than your crazy tan lines (see latticework bikinis), it pays to be a little mindful of your ‘behaviour...

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Wet Dreams

Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 Wet Dreams

September brought a pinch-yourself moment when Samantha Hemsley Photography was invited onboard the all-new Maserati Multi70 to provide the accompanying pics for leading English-language newspaper Majorca Daily Bulletin’s words.D...

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Body Beautiful

Saturday, 17 September, 2016 Body Beautiful

If you’re on a last-minute hunt for a selection of impressive bodies fit for a photoshoot, you could do a lot worse than stake out the local CrossFit ‘box’.  Populated by a succession of curiously dedicated, jargon&...

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Colour Explosion

Monday, 05 September, 2016 Colour Explosion

16-year-old model Amy Lily was chaperoned by her mother (the fabulous Bindu, owner of Palma’s finest and friendliest Indian restaurant) for the duration of the photoshoot.  This made it easier for us to discover the ‘real...

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Jennie – a Beautiful Blank Canvas

Tuesday, 02 August, 2016 Jennie – a Beautiful Blank Canvas

Born in São Tomé and Príncipe (don’t worry, we missed that geography class too, it’s an African island near the equator) before moving to the Canaries, then Mallorca, then the UK, it’s fair to say th...

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Life Needs More Sparkle

Monday, 18 July, 2016 Life Needs More Sparkle

If you want to douse yourself in glitter, just like our sunrise mermaid, here are five recommendations for adding a touch of sparkle to your life:  Face & Body Glitter, NYX CosmeticsWith a dozen light-catching shade...

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Sunrise with a Glittering Mermaid…

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016 Sunrise with a Glittering Mermaid…

As a self-confessed night owl, a 4am wakeup call does very little for me – unless it comes with the promise of a sunrise photo shoot with one of my favourite models.I realise it’s a little naughty to have favourites, but I ...

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Red Velvet, a sari and some gold

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 Red Velvet, a sari and some gold

As you know I love fabrics, I've created many sets and costumes with swathes of velvet, piles of tuille, antique curtains and rheams of old saris. I'd wanted to create a red riding hood scene in the woods but it didnt take long fo...

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Happy New Year

Thursday, 31 December, 2015 Happy New Year

I'm trying to declutter my photos in readiness for the New Year. It's job I love doing every year as I get to sift through old photos which as always bring back fond memories. My promotional shoots rarely ever go to plan and my...

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Pink is the new Black

Saturday, 21 November, 2015 Pink is the new Black

A photographer and some wonderful volunteers doing pink things to support October's breast cancer awareness campaigns.‪#‎BreastCancerAwareness‬

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and across the world there are campaigns to increase awareness of the disease. For the last 2 years I've asked a few friends to help me to raise awareness by wearing only the pink ribbon and al...

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Tattoo’d and tribal

Monday, 07 September, 2015 Tattoo’d and tribal

Eres dueno de tus palabras y esclavo de tu silencio

We decided to go wild and tribal on the shoot with Chus last week ...MUA Martus Lu LaShot in Mallorca    To book a Vogue day shoot feel free to contact me

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Summer shoots with Sharona

Tuesday, 01 September, 2015 Summer shoots with Sharona

However appealing (or not) the image to the voyeur, the essence of the image is created between the photographer and the model ....

I can usually find plenty of excuses to avoid finding time to sit down and write my blog and its been eating away at me during these past few months of constantly hot and busy summer in Mallorca. I cringed when I saw that my last entry wa...

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bria drain

Sunday, 08 June, 2014 bria drain

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Bria was booked in for a half Vogue day session in May last year for some new promotional photos. The brief was to capture her writing, siging, composing and dancing and arranged by Coco www.coco-achinger.com who joined us for the first h...

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Ana

Wednesday, 04 June, 2014 Ana

Raising awareness for Breast Cancer

I met Ana earlier this year when I'd offered to donate a few of my Vogue day photoshoots to cancer patients in Mallorca, where I live. She's 27 and a doctor and one of the most remarkable women I've met. Our first shoot was in...

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