Peaky Blinders

March 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

What can you say about Peaky Blinders, I love the TV show. OK.. so it's not historically correct, but I love the characters and how it's shot.

When Matty asked would you fancy doing a shoot based around it I jumped at the chance. I really wanted to create the look and feel of the show and Matty went all out on the costume, props and haircut.

We decided to shoot over two locations, Preston Park a local museum for the street shots and my cellar studio for the portrait shots. 

The museum staff were great and welcomed us in.. "on order of the Peaky Blinders" as one of the staff said. I'm always polite and seem to get anywhere if you wave a camera around with a 70-200mm lens on it.

It was freezing cold, so we shot fast and headed back to the cellar.

Matty had a couple of shots in mind, a couple we grabbed at the front room window. At this point Matty had to smoke his first ever cigarette, which gave us all a great laugh and Matty a huge coughing fit.

I used some old blinds and smoke to add to the atmosphere in the cellar, and some new light setups on some of the shots to get the TV look.

All the shots were edited in Lightroom with a preset I made myself to get the colour coding as near to the TV program as possible.

I loved this shoot as it tasked me to create a "look".. I think we achieved it.

 


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Howy White Photography.

 

Howy White, born in the North East of England, I now live between London and Hartlepool.

I work full-time for a stone company as the Operations Director and tackle the company Health and Safety, clock up over 600 miles a week in a work commute and normally work a twelve hour day.

When I'm not doing the above I squeeze in a life with Amanda, three cats and Howy White Photography.

When doing the Howy White thing, I love to shoot portraits, bands and musicians, stylist shoots and studio work.

 

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