Moda is one of the UKs largest fashion events for the trade. Here designers showcase their work to High Street and Boutique retailers. These are the designs you are more than likely to be wearing in the coming months rather than the somewhat over the top designs the grace the catwalks of various fashion weeks.
ANGELEYE was founded in Camden in 2008. Growing from nothing and starting at the markets, one thing that will never be forgotten is its roots and where it was born.
Maintaining the philosophy of creating trends and exciting fashion that is exclusively found at inspirational London landmarks such as Camden market. This unique perspective and understanding of trends are ingrained in the DNA of ANGELEYE.
Currently supplying our womenswear designer collections to independents and retailers throughout Europe, Canada, USA, Middle East and Asia, either under our own ANGELEYE brand name or by our white/private label Signature X.
ANGELEYE was founded in Camden in 2008. Growing from nothing and starting at the markets, one thing that will never be forgotten is its roots and where it was born. Maintaining the philosophy of creating trends and exciting fashion that is exclusively found at inspirational London landmarks such as Camden market. This unique perspective and understanding of trends are ingrained in the DNA of ANGELEYE.
We are currently supplying our womenswear designer collections to independents and retailers throughout Europe, Canada, USA, Middle East and Asia, either under our own ANGELEYE brand name or by our white/private label Signature X.ANGELEYE fashion is stocked and sold by well-known industry leading retail chains and online stores such as Debenhams, SilkFred, Lipsy (Next)and ASOS through to small and independent boutiques.
ANGELEYE fashion is stocked and sold by well-known industry leading retail chains and online stores such as Debenhams, SilkFred, Lipsy (Next)and ASOS through to small and independent boutiques.
Seeing as it was cold and winter and almost Christmas what better way to spend a day than doing some gymnastics around the centre of Rugby. I hasten to say that it was not me doing the gymnastics!
Shania was my willing subject and has been for many years a gymnast and is also an instructor, so there was no worries that she would not be able to provide some amazing images.
As you can see we created some amazing images….surprisingly though not one of the shoppers complained – most simply smiled or commented how amazing she was. I think the face of the small child walking past sums it all up !!
At the weekend I was given access to a now silenced factory..where once it was alive with the sounds of people working and the steady throb of machines it was now eerily quiet…with perhaps only the occasional plop of dropping water echoing eerily in the distance.
For this adventure we have the lovely Amy, who braved the cold to model. All images are shot using the Sony A7rii, an 85mm lens and occasionally lighting by Rotolight (Neo I and II).
See look sometimes I do shoot in colour, although more and more these days it is monochrome that colours my life! (like what I did their?)
Probably a pixie..am fairly sure a pixie…
Sometimes all you need is a pretty girl and a dingy location to create beautiful images
Birmingham is one of the largest and most racially diverse cities in the country.
Each year it hosts the Frankfurt / German Market and it’s visitors increase greatly over this Christmas period.
What we perhaps don’t see are the number of homeless people tucked away…I say tucked but that is perhaps inaccurate as they are in plain sight – just ignored by the majority of passers.
Their are many reasons why these people find themselves living on the streets, some due to an unfortunate set of circumstances leading them to a place they never expected , others cannot hope with the confines of buildings and find a certain comfort in the lack of restrictions. Who are we to judge? Sadly there are also the organised gangs that professionally beg….the ones who arrive an hour or so before the early morning commuters to set up their little sleeping bags to give the pretence of being there all night. Perhaps these are the worst, they are preying of the real street people – next time before parting with goodwill, have a talk to them… find out their story and make sure you are actually making the difference you believe you are.
Sunday saw a quick fashion shoot in the very beautiful spa town of Leamington, When your model suggests an early start you dont expect it to be 7am…..unfortunately the frost was not present but it was cold, so all credit to our very brave model.
For this shoot we were using the Sony A7rii and the Canon 70-200 and the Sigma MC-11 adaptor to enable everything to talk to each other.
Focus was pretty fast and face recognition worked really well, it didn’t focus as fast as the lens would on a canon body – but we never expected that it would.
Assistance on this shoot was provided by Ken Witherow – master of lighting
Locations around Leamington Spa included Jephson Gardens amongst others – the beauty of Leamington being that all parks seems to inter connect. Model is the lovely Kelly ‘Tinks’.
It has not been a great secret that for the past few months I have been toying with changing allegiance from Canon to Sony. The key factor being the small form factor of mirror less cameras as well as the much lighter weight of the kit.
Sony has been extremely open about its focussing technology and this has allowed a number of third parties to make adaptors so you can use different lenses on their bodies rather than forcing you to buy 100% into the system,
I took advantage of the change to use a Sony a7rii matched to a Sigma MC11 to see how it would work with my current crop of Canon L lenses. One huge advantage of the Sony system is that the image stabilisation is built into the body rather than adding extra weight and cost to the lens.
The Images below were all shot using the Canon 70-200 L IS (version 2) and in some images there is a tiny amount of vignetting in the corner . I am not sure whether this is caused by the adaptor, the lens hood or a mixture of both or something totally different but it is only a very tiny amount visible in the corners and can easily be cropped out. Especially considering you have 42 megapixels to start with.
Canon has promised to bring out a mirror less camera sometime in 2018 but that is almost 3 years after Sony , at the moment the Sony A9 which is less than the 1Dx to purchase and offers a number of focusing advantages and resolution advantages over the 1Dx.
I dont imagine that the Canon will come in at around the same price point as the Sony and when it is released the A7 will be due for a upgrade and you can only imagine what the version 3 will offer? perhaps a bigger buffer and better battery life? Again though third party batteries for the Sony are around £10 each!
On 30th September Cotswold Airport is throwing open its gates to the public for a twelve-hour vintage and wartime extravaganza to raise funds for The Royal British Legion and Flying 4 Freedom.
In what is set to be an unforgettable and incredible day packed full of dramatic re-enactments and demonstrations; sensational attractions; hundreds of vintage and military vehicles; lots of exciting activities for all the family; and plenty of entertainment, this event is the launch of what will become an annual show held each year at Cotswold Airport – one of the most unique venues for events in the South West.
Star features not to be missed on the day include:
– A huge display of vintage, military and emergency services vehicles and planes
– A kids play zone with giant inflatable slide, toddler play zone, vintage pedal cars, and entertainment by the incredible stilt-walking magician Mr Bamboozle
– Wartime re-enactments
– Steam traction engines
– Control tower and airside tours (limited availability)
– Pleasure flights in light aircraft and helicopters
– Hot air balloon rides
– Model aircraft static display
– Live period music
– Airport fire crew crash demo of a rescue from a burning aircraft
– Incredible rescue demonstration by a lifeboat hovercraft
– Family dog show
– Vintage plane flypasts
– Beer tent and food
– Shopping stalls
All culminating in a jaw-dropping hot air balloon night glow to music … not to be missed!
A somewhat cold and windy day – strange how all airports seem too be windy!!! Looking forward to its return next year when it promises to be a 2 day event. Hopefully a good amount raised for charity based on the large attendance that we saw whilst we were there!