Tabitha Boydell’s magical fairy tale portraits fuse mysterious locations with sumptuous outfits to shape a mythical new world.
Tabitha’s 4-step guide to better creative portraits
– Are you going anywhere nice?
Chat to your model to make them feel more at ease. Sometimes I might be working with a model I’ve never met with before and making them feel more relaxed will lead to more natural photos. You don’t have to get too personal – asking about holidays is always a good one.
– Watch your colours
Think about your styling, even if you’re not shooting with experienced models. Make sure what your subject is wearing goes with the background or location. For family or child portraits, the shots will look a million times better if all the colours work together.
– Get hands on
Have a go at crafting your own props. I’m always making headdresses and embellishing things. There are lots of great tutorials online that will help you do this. I bought a glue gun, which changed my photography as it meant I could make all sorts of fancy headdresses and other fun props.
– Get peer reviewed
Don’t be afraid to ask for other people’s opinions on your work. Constructive critique from your peers is worth its weight in gold, as they will be able to notice and point out what you can’t see yourself. Even if it’s just that stray hair you missed, or a crease in a dress, it will make all the difference to improving your images.
Tabitha Boydell is a fine art and fashion photographer and stylist based in the North West. She works part-time for a travel company while studying for a Masters degree in digital marketing communications. Tabitha lives with her husband, three cats and a huge collection of vintage ballgowns.
Emily DiDonato by Kat Irlin for Vogue Greece October 2019
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See Emily Play
Vogue Greece – October 2019
Photographer Kat Irlin, Fashion Editor Anna Katsanis, Make-Up Artist Joseph Carrillo, Hair Stylist Brittan White, Settings Editor Stewart Gerard, Manicurist Geraldine Holford, Featured Model Emily DiDonato
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From former WBFF Bikini World Champion to fitness and beauty entrepreneur to reality TV star… it’s easy to see why WWE mega-babe MANDY ROSE is the hottest sports entertainer in the world. And, as she makes her sexy MAXIM cover debut, she tells us what fans can expect when they see her in action at WWE LIVE touring Australia this month… Photographed by Shannon Laurine
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Romee Strijd looks cozy on ELLE Italy’s September 28th, 2019 cover. Captured by Gilles Bensimon, she wears a grey sweater from DSquared2 with a messy bun. Accompanying images show Romee in luxury knitwear pieces. Styled by Laura Seganti, the blonde embraces designs from labels like Pinko, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Sails Chong is China’s top photographer and a Hasselblad Ambassador. Coming from an academic background of Japanese Studies and Fine Arts, he is famous for his photography where he creates surrealistic imagery of the portrait set against a backdrop of visually stunning Chinese aesthetics or breathtaking landscape. Sails Chong believes that photography is a lonely journey, and no glorious booming is possible without years of grinding.
As intergalactic goddess of glam, Lady Gaga knows the awesome force that is makeup. Now she’s making her own and sharing her secrets with us earthly mortals.
Photography by Daniel Jackson
“I never felt beautiful, and I still have days that I don’t feel beautiful.”
“When I became Lady Gaga when I was younger, it was because I discovered makeup.”
“To say to someone, ‘Be brave; accept yourself’— I’ve been there, and you’re like, ‘Who the hell are you to tell me how to feel right now when I hate myself?’” says Gaga. “So I always say I want to inspire bravery, inspire kindness, inspire selfcompassion. Inspire people to see themselves as they wish to see themselves. That is the key. Otherwise you’re telling people how to be.”
“I know I’m settled into myself when I get into a groove with makeup,” says Gaga. “It’s a signal to me: I feel grounded. If I’m constantly going, ‘Change, change, change, change,’ I know that there’s something within me that’s going, ‘You’ve got to get out of your body. Something’s wrong. You don’t want to be here.’ Right now I’m in a lip-liner-with-a-Glam-Attack-on-the-eye-and-cheek groove. And I’ll lather the hell out of my lip gloss before I go out.”