C O N F E T T I C R O W D
Ever since I was part of the Instagram community. I have always followed this colourful girl gang C O N F E T T I C R O W D. They just flood your feed with colour and girl and friendship empowerment which is so refreshing.
When meeting the girls there friendship was so amazing ( FRIENDSHIP GOALS)
Working with the confetti crowd was such a pleasure and to photograph them was so much fun playing with poses with them as a group and individually as they all bring something different to the group. I loved playing with the close-ups as the colours and small sassy details were so interesting to photograph. We were so lucky for such a beaut day so managed to play with backlight too, spending the day with theses girls was so much fun.
Here are a few favioutes from the shoot:
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(Rebecca has finally updated her blog) Woohoo
So today's photography blog post is featuring Shy. I first meet shy through the shoe brand Simmi Shoes where she modelled. This was my first ever shoot with them. Shy is such a lovely girl and I think her Instagram is stunning. I can't wait to see how she progresses in the blogging world. This shoot will also be featured in my latest Vlog to see the behind the scenes.
The People Of Jamaica
On a work trip with the Jamaica tourist board photographing the luxury parts of Jamaica of the beaches and beautiful hotels when travelling by car to new waterfalls and locations. We went through places like Kingston where you can see the everyday Jamaican working on markets and selling bananas in the streets this was so interesting to me to see how they do there every-day. So I just started to taking photos from the car window, I found this worked because there is no posing it's all in the moment and real life. This also allowed me to take images and not feel like i'm invading anyone's privacy.
Nicola was recommended to me through a mutual friend. Nicola's style isn't only unique but very elegant and classy which also compliments her personality. Nicola's fashion sense is so effortless and I always look forward to seeing what outfits Nicola brings to shoot. For this shoot, it was sooooo cold but we were very lucky for blue skies. within my photography, I like my work to try and tell a story using different aspects such as poses, angles, reflections and movement. I loved photographing this look. I also loved the hint of red within the bag and the statement red shoes to also give it color and personality.
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S O P H I E M I L N E R F S
So at the moment even though it’s like the coldest time of year EVER the light is doing all sorts for me. Back lit images are just so fun to experiment with but also light the hair of subjects so beautifully. The brief for this shoot with Sophie was romance as Valentine’s day is approaching. So we went to the most beautiful gardens which I just love shooting at, I actually shot one of my university projects here: A self-portrait series wearing my mother’s wedding dress. The locations was just so perfect for the theme and feeling we were after. The dress was so gorgeous that I’m actually going to have to purchase it. I have also started Vlogging my shoots and this one made the cut so for behind the scenes of this shoot go watch the vlog on my Youtube which will be live next week.
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C H A N T E L L E P I D G L E Y
So this day we were not blessed with good weather so lots of grey cloud which is never ideal when shooting streetsyle. But with Chanellte not living so local anymore we wanted to just give it ago and it did also rain mehhhhh. For this shoot we wanted to play around with poses movements and portaits but also show off the small deatils of this look. Chantelle's sister also came along to capture behind the scenes. We also shot a small one minute outfit video to compliement the images. Which is also linked below:
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K A Y L E I G H J C O U T U R E
Welcome to my first blog post of 2017! I have been so bad with posting blog post's but this is one of my New Year resolutions so promise to be posting more. This is a blog post about my shoot with the lovely Kayleigh and this was our first shoot pictures but really wanted to showcase them. We meet up in South Kensington and explore the white houses and used them as our backdrops to make the clothes stand out. We experimented with different styles of angles and perspectives.
Photography by Rebecca Spencer
Vist Kayleigh blog here: http://www.couture-girl.co.uk/
HAPPY NEW YEAR
2016 has been the most amazing year for me. I started @rebeccaspencer_photography on February 1st 2016 and now this is my full-time dream job. Not only is photography my passion but it has now lead me to meet and work with some incredible people and brands. I graduated from London College of communication in May and been photographing street style since. On this photographic journey, I have created three hashtag series one being #rsbusinesscards which is a series where if you click the link you can view a gallery of lots of people I have shot with and this features a polaroid selfie of myself and my client. Another series I have started is #rscameraselfies which consist of another gallery of selfies of myself in the interesting places I get to shoot and finally #bloggersonfilm being a photographer there is always a love for 35mm film and I really wanted to bring along my old camera and take some portraits of the girls I'm constantly shooting this series is on-going so look out for more coming soon. Some of my biggest Highlights is being awarded the Michael Wilson award for my final major project Twin Me Not and this series was also exhibited at the Beyond the Camera III at Pingyao in September at a photography festival in china. Full series of images are on my page titled Twin Me Not.
Being flown around the world to Miami with www.thatpommiegirl.com
Marbella with www.amynevfashiondiaries.com
Working with lots of brands and working on my first champaign video for Simmi shoes.
Working with Bloggers has been a dream job. To be able to work with such motivated creative people who all support and push each other's to the limits but also who share a vision. Here are some of my favorite images:
More work is all on my youtube channel and Instagram and just started using Tumblr so check it out.
Bring on 2017
F E R N E M C C A N N
I had the pleasure to shoot some street style with the amazing fun Ferne Mccann. We decided to shoot in Essex but wanted something a bit more edgy for fernes style so just drove to a local carpark and sweet-talked a man to allow us access to the rooftop of the carpark. We played around with different looks and styles with the help of ferns stylist @ellisransonx. Ferne is generally one of the most down to earth lovely girls I have worked with here's is some of the styles and photographs we created.
Shannon was a dream to work with, working with bloggers for the first time I always like to try and capture them using things i've picked from their Instagram as my own inspiration. Something I noticed of Shannons vision is that her images anticipate a story of a girl working in a business world. But also Shannons surrounding play a bit part of this using her surrounding as part of the everyday and of course her newspaper that she uses as a reoccurring symbol within her blog and Instagram.
For this shoot I was super excited to work with the amazing fashion designer of Labeso. We choose a location that would complement the dresses and the formal theme but also a story telling setting. Sudaf was an absolute pleasure to work with and to photograph. She also did her own make up for the shoot which was just perfect. Amazingly for us the sun was out but made life changing in the pop up tent very hot for Sudaf. There is also a short look book of all the dress filmed and edited by myself.
WATCH THE LOOKBOOK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYpF9-LPgTE&feature=youtu.be
Model and Make up : https://www.instagram.com/sudafkhan/
P R I N C E H A S S P O K E N
The world really is a small world
When I was in Miami 3 weeks ago, Me and Sarah were going into the SLS pool party. When taking pictures of the big silver duck we were asked to princes table. We then realized after switching Instagram's he just saw our pages from a promoter. He then told us how he was coming to London in two weeks and hosting at DSTSKT, our favourite club in London. He also wanted to become a blogger so we arranged a shoot for when he was here in London.
'I also walked into a tree while shooting this and still have a graze'
Prince is such a nice a guy and has such a passion for style and I think he will be really successful within the blogging world.
Blog Coming Soon
S O P H I E M I L N E R
Cannot believe this is my 10th shoot with Sophie. Working with Sophie is always such a pleasure, we always seem to get it right with finding the perfect locations for each look and its always done by surprise. Working with Sophie so consistently we have also gained a friendship and have really got to know Sophie’s style and what’s angles and shots work well for her blog visually. We both have ambition to be different and create the perfect images and can’t wait to see what else we create along this blogging journey.
Sophie blog is also so creative and so down to earth as she writes about everyday girl issues and thoughts and is such a great one to check out.
Ps – This red dress look is defiantly one my favourite so far
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For this shoot we wanted a really bright floral green setting to shoot the fitness wear and luckily for us the sun came out. This shoot was so much fun we explored the gardens and experimented with symmetry and duo poses. I love photographing two people together its a great challenge and allows myself to be more creative with my photography. On this shoot we saw peacocks and it managed to photobomb the girls while in a tree. We also got told off by security for climbing a rock but luckily we got the shot and was totally worth it. Theses girls are so passionate about fitness and are such great friends so was lovely to document that as well as there fitness style.
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T W I N M E N O T
This series Twin Me Not has won the Michael Wilson Award at London collage of communication and will be exhibited internationally at the Beyond The Camera photography festival in China.
In this research I have been working on a project about self-identity without realization, and the notion of being a twin. These ideas have emerged from previous projects where I cloned and doubled myself in personal self-portraits. Looking back at these, I started to question what this meant, and analyze the fact that I often choose friends who look like me. The idea of having a twin is one, therefore, that I have often toyed with. In this project I wanted to realize that idea by photographing actual identical twins and juxtaposing these images with ones of myself.
This series Twin Me Not, features Evie and Nancy, both seven years old, and draws upon aspects of their relationship in carefully composed portraits. The photographs were taken over the last nine months (enough time to birth this project). These twins live close to where I do, and I had always wanted to photograph them, as they are captivating, and often seem to perform with one another in a duality that was intriguing to me. For example, they dress alike, finish each other’s sentences and their gestures are often synchronized. As I have been photographing them, this notion of the liminal has begun to inform my practice. This means that the girls teeter on the edge of childhood, and are beginning to be more aware of themselves and their identity as individual girls. According to Jennifer Eileen Quick the liminal stage is present within Dijkstra’s photographs ‘The theory of subjectivity represented in Dijkstra’s photographs therefore demonstrates a certain ambivalence that is descriptive of contemporary subjectivity. As such, Dijkstra’s photographs offer a fresh take on how we conceive of subjectivity today’ (Eileen Quick Abstract). The photographs I have taken are staged reconstructions of their twinhood, which work as a projection of my desire for a twin. In some past or present civilizations, twins are even considered as gods... or as monsters. I wanted to photograph these twins in order to question also how our society considers what is amazing and surprising in general. In my series, twins represent everything that is not normal but however exists.
Another occurring visual that also appears within my personal work is the idea of the abandoned as I was experimenting with this alongside my project. At first this connection was not clear but it seemed that it is a space I am in everyday as I am alone and without a twin. When taking current self-portraits for this project I wanted the role of wireless remote to be part of the images and play a part of my progress and be a physical interaction with the image making. The remote gives me the power to create my digital double. Gemma planco work is done in a similar way as where the remote plays the main part of the image. When taking my self-portrait in the personal space of my bedroom I notice something very compelling. A personal photograph of myself a friend on my wall, we look so alike and could be perceived as twins. This made me think of how I socially put myself within girl groups that’s are visually alike to me. After cloning myself I then printed my image and replaced my social snap with my digitalized cloned photograph and then re took my portrait this is a symbolism of how I am obsessed with the idea of creating my very own twin.
Filming Evie and Nancy was also part of my series progression. Techniques of stop frame animation allowed me to capture small details of their body language and gestures toward each other with the subject being natural as possible. This created a film strip of very small movements, then when converted to black and white enhanced this. I found the process of interviewing the twins almost as interesting as taking their pictures. As it gave me such an insight to such a different lifestyle and childhood of my own. I learnt that it’s wonderful, yet can be over powering being twins and how it affects friends and family. My finally images visually reveal how we are faced with feelings of fascination but also with skepticism. This series attempts to play with notions of identity as we ask ourselves the question “is that the same person twice?” This series is an intimate journal of their togetherness and as an alternative take on the complex issues that accompanies the notion of “girlhood and childhood” today. The photographs ask the viewer to question how we perceive the things that we can't understand, and have an insight to there special relationship. My aim with some of the images of the girls is to raise questions about our perception and the things we believe are real.
My main visual influences are: A project titled American Girls by Ilona Szwarc, Maja Daniels portraits of Mady and Monette, Double faced by Sebastian Bieniek and Ariko Inaka images of twins Erna and Hrefna. All experimenting with the visual of the double and all on a creative journey to understand why are we so drawn to twins. Maja Daniels writes ‘Being born as an identical twin often raise questions about identity and intimacy. Most people search for a life-partner to share their life with and a big part of our identity is built around this condition’ (Daniels). I even used online searching platforms in search for my twin called Twin Strangers.
Doppelgangers have always influence my photographic practice and this project has answered my questions of why? Identity of myself, Lucan’s mirror stage. what we project to the world and what is mirrored back to us, so this whole project is defined by these fears and desires to be more than an individual, to have a twin that can project another self. Technological advances have allowed me to clone myself with ease, and to manipulate the image, and generate a digital twin. This is potentially the closest I will get to seeing my double.
Creating a book for my final body of work seemed to be the best outcome to suit my work. By using the girls as fiction characters in a story telling style. Photographing the girls on many occasion I had endless amount of images and I wanted to show case that. The final prints are to support the book. This series is certainly not over as I hope to keep my bond with the girls and photograph at least once a year to capture their transitions and document their twin-hood as well as childhood and sisterhood.
M P H O L E B A J O A
Todays post is about the gorgeous Mpholebajoa. I meet her at Sarah Ashcroft's La Moda event and exchanged details to shoot. I love the way she styles her looks so was really looking forward to shooting together. Loved working with Mpholebajoa she was natural in front of the camera and we got some great content for her Instagram for TigerMist and Public desire.
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R U B Y F A I R S
Todays blog is all about nudes and curves with new fashion blogger Ruby.
Ruby is known on Instagram for her mirror selfies, and is now creating blog posts to also show her style on social media.
For Ruby's social content we found the perfect grey location and have decided to keep that location consistant within the blog post.
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H a p p y S u n d a y!
Here is a new blog post about my first shoot with the very lovely Freddy.
Meeting Freddy was an absolute pleasure, I class myself a very girly girl but Freddy puts me to shame. What drawn me to work with Freddy is her very pale pastel pink aesthetic that she uses on all her social platforms. Freddy is a very successful youtuber but is now working on her fashion blog. Looking for cute dresses for formal occasions or just loving looking girly defiantly check her super pink cute blog.
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A New upcoming blogger who has been working solidly on the platform Instagram but is now changing this into a fashion blog, which is coming soon.
We have also both been featured in a magazine article with Ruelle Magazine: