Band Photography - The Bonnie Bootleggers

December 04, 2013

My latest band shoot was with The Bonnie Bootleggers an all swinging all dancing all female prohibition flapper band from the roaring twenties. The lead singer Corrinne Williams is an established solo artist focusing on all vintage era's from the 1920's - late 1950's appearing at major venues such as Love Supreme Festival, Proud Cabaret and O2 Sheperd's Bush Empire.

Corrinne set this band up to take the world by storm. Even with the project being brand new The Bonnie Bootleggers are gaining phenomenal interest.

Having worked with Corrinne several times over the last few years, we have developed a great working relationship which has benefitted us both. Below are some images we collaborated on in the past.

Before the main shoot with the whole band Corrinne and I shot at the location with her in costume so we could get a feel for what we wanted. We were able to shoot in the upstairs of The Mesmerist bar and restaurant in the centre of Brighton, Sussex. It's a great location we had used a couple of years before as you can see in one of the images above that got published in Professional Photographer Magazine last year, which was great. The rooms are quite dark but there's enough light from the windows to shoot without flash. Below are some shots of Corrinne in her 20's flapper gear that we took a couple of weeks before the main band shoot.

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The shoot went very well and the band looked stunning. We did several different set ups and below you can see the results.
In the image above from left to right is Holly Walter, Miranda Gunn, Corrinne Williams, Calie Hough and Lindsey Oliver. Fascinators from Fancier Feathers.
 
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