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Monday, 6 February 2012

Who would be your celebrity top ten to photograph?

I've seen a lot of blogs on this topic recently and then someone recently asked me this during an interview, so who would be your Celebrity top ten to photograph and why? What draws you to these people? I seem to have gone for a mix of actors & actresses, sports personalities, and musicians.

I think mine would be the following (In no particular order).

Ray Winstone - I've always been a big fan of Ray Winstone, he's a real character and someone I'd love to take portraits of in his stereotypical east end gangster vibe. He's a man full of charisma and someone able to create iconic imagery.


Johnny Depp - Definitely one for being able to portray a character, would I want Captain Jack Sparrow? I don't know; but I know that he's got one of those faces/gazes that would pull a viewer into a photograph, leaving them with a hundred questions....


Liv Tyler - She was one of my school kid crushes, ever since I saw her in Stealing Beauty in the late 90's.I think that's where my love of brunettes began. I think shooting Liv in a floaty, full length sheer white gown in a decadent location, would be my dream...

David Beckham - It goes without saying that most people in the world know of David, regardless of if they enjoy sport. He's a real character and I think has a look/face that has got better with age. After seeing his new black and white TV adverts I'd love to shoot him in moody black and white, stripped back styling, and slicked back hair.

Alana Blanchard - Another sports personality, Alana spends most of her life in the ocean and is the cool beach girl. She's an American professional surfer, and at such a young age is already known as one of the female best. I'm sure a shoot with her would involve wet hair and the ocean..#win

Megan Fox - It seems this lady is always in the line-ups to 'most beautiful' and I'm not one to disagree with that, I definitely think she's beautiful. I'm totally drawn to brunette females when it comes to taking photos. There's something about long, dark hair that cannot be beaten... I'd love to shoot a lingerie campaign with Megan.

Ray Charles (RIP) - It's obviously impossible for this to happen, but I'd have loved to have taken his photograph, sat at a piano in a smoke filled bar, his sunglasses and beaming smile... Possibly just just simple Polaroid's, I think a man with this much character needs no gimmicks in a photo, just stripped back, simpleness.


Eva Green - I first noticed Eva Green after seeing "The Dreamers" and anyone that has seen that film knows she spends the best part of it cavorting in the nude. I know she's another brunette, but with her love for smoking on shoots, I think a dark film noir vibe shoot with Eva would be lead to beautiful results, or some mysterious nude smoking shots.

Rihanna -I think Rihanna has been a secret crush of mine for a while now, I've no idea why, but there's something about her personality that just makes her captivating. I first noticed her after her Vogue Italia spread, which showed she's capable of creating amazing editorial images. I'd have her in nothing but some Noritaka Tatehana heels.

Dallas Green (City and Colour / Alexisonfire) - This man has one of the most amazing and moving voices I think I've ever heard. I could listen to his live stuff for the rest of my life and die a happy man. Shooting him doing a live set in some dusty American bar would be amazing.

and if I had to choose one model, it would be Natasha Polevshchikova (aka Natasha Poly). - Her face is well known for editorials and advertising campaigns. She's tall and slender, and has a chameleon like ability to transform herself, making her one versatile model. (not to mention she looks good nude).

Adam Robertson // -

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