I’ve been making some changes over at abibansal.com. And as anyone who has had a personal website knows, one change leads to approximately 4000 more changes until before you know it you have a complete redesign and rebrand on your hands. I have changed my portfolio to reflect my editorial work and put in a wedding section for anyone who wants to view this stuff in a separate area.
I have spent about 5 days on this and I still have to put my about page up. Watch this space.
I was talking to my friend Simon about Lord Byron and what he would be like if he were around in 2013. Would he still be as flamboyant or bored and dissatisfied with everything being so readily available? Would be be a Romantic hero? Or a Made in Chelsea brat?
I had the idea to shoot a portrait along the lines of a classical painting (top) but with the air of a sitter who has no patience, not even when it comes to his own vanity. We also shot some other fashion looks. Here is a brief preview of the day. The rest will probably be up at http://www.abibansal.com
My latest photoshoot was in Exeter this week.. ah Exeter, stomping ground of my youth! I had the great pleasure of meeting up with the lovely and talented Lisa Fifer. This was not our first meeting, I used to work for Lisa when she owned a trendy boutique in East Devon and had not seen her since I moved to Bristol nearly 4 years ago now.
Lisa started out as a knitwear designer and now designs accessories for the high st as well as working as a freelance stylist. She recently won a place at a prestigious design school in LA and wanted a set of pictures to update her website and also to show off her new short haircut! I think we managed to capture her design background and love of fashion. We shot the majority of these photos at The Real McCoy in Exeter, a fab vintage/costume shop that has been there for years and somewhere I used to frequent as a teen (mostly to buy MASSIVE black cords, band tees and studded dog collars.. yeah). Exeter has undergone some huge changes since I moved away, it is nice to see that some things, at least, do not change.