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So I’m back from my three week trip to Wales to work on Just Jim. It’s nice to be back in England, though I really do miss Ystrad Mynach and Maesycwmmer where we shot most of the film. I couldn’t really take many photos on set, but have a few I shot between scenes and after filming. I’ve been really lucky that both films I’ve been a runner on have had such friendly crews, and I was really sad to say goodbye to everyone at the weekend. 

I can’t wait to watch the film, the cinematography is beautiful and the actors all did an amazing job. The script is both funny and quite terrifying, though it’s mostly been hilarious to shoot. You should totally go see it when it comes out next year. 

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An Update (or, How To Truly Understand Exhaustion)

I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, and I thought I’d give you guys an update on what I’m up to. 

I’m currently in South Wales, as I’ve got myself a job working as a location assistant on a feature film called Just Jim. The premise (from IMDB) - “A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbour.” It’s written, directed and starring Craig Roberts, ‘im what was in Skins and Submarine. He’s playing the aforementioned teenager, and it was announced last week that Emile Hirsch (‘im what was in Into The Wild, Milk and Lords of Dogtown) is playing the American neighbour. 

We’ve just finished week 1 of 3, and I’m having a brilliant time. The hours are quite long with one day off a week, but the cast and crew are lovely and I’m learning a hell of a lot. The film is looking spectacular with really beautiful cinematography, and great acting from the cast. 

On Friday I got to actually be in front of the camera, playing (shockingly enough) a photographer. My excitement and nerves could not be dulled by the drizzling rain, and I think I did a convincing job. 

We’re filming all over the beautiful county of Glamorgan, and 95% of the cast and crew are Welsh, so I think I might be developing a Welsh accent through osmosis. The longer I stay in Wales the more I love it!

There’s no photos to post as they’re banned on set, but just imagine me driving around the Welsh countryside with traffic cones, fold up chairs & a bag o’ sand and you get the idea. There’s not a whole lot I can post in the way of details, but TL;DR - I’m tired but enjoying it immensely.

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I saw this in a staff room recently when taking photos for a school prospectus. Ever the motivational Gosling. 

I saw this in a staff room recently when taking photos for a school prospectus. Ever the motivational Gosling. 

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I used to live near the Banksy image in Wood Green & I was quite irritated when it was removed to be auctioned off. I was hoping Banksy would do something new as the other mural in Tottenham was also auctioned off. But I do love Mobstr’s work in it’s place that I visited today. They’re gonna have trouble removing that one.

I used to live near the Banksy image in Wood Green & I was quite irritated when it was removed to be auctioned off. I was hoping Banksy would do something new as the other mural in Tottenham was also auctioned off. But I do love Mobstr’s work in it’s place that I visited today. They’re gonna have trouble removing that one.

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A couple of months ago, I met up with the band Sykes to shoot some promotional images and single cover. And lo and behold, it has been unleashed! They’re premiering their new single Gold Dust tonight at 8.30pm BST on their Facebook page. I’ve been listening to it for the last three months, and whilst I know I’m biased because they’re awesome people, it’s absolutely brilliant. 

A couple of months ago, I met up with the band Sykes to shoot some promotional images and single cover. And lo and behold, it has been unleashed! They’re premiering their new single Gold Dust tonight at 8.30pm BST on their Facebook page. I’ve been listening to it for the last three months, and whilst I know I’m biased because they’re awesome people, it’s absolutely brilliant. 

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A couple of weeks ago I did a test shoot with the lovely Rebecca from Base Model Management in London. The studio we were using had a crazy selection of lighting, so although I just used the one (super fucking bright) continuous light for this shoot, we used a selection of diffusers and reflectors to get a really soft light. 

Photographer - Suzi Ovens

Model - Rebecca @ Base Model Management

Stylist - Clarissa Fuerstenberg

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Langley Wood Editorial on Flickr.by Suzi Ovens
Another shot from a recent editorial shot in Langley Wood near St Albans.

Langley Wood Editorial on Flickr.

by Suzi Ovens

Another shot from a recent editorial shot in Langley Wood near St Albans.

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gin-kerosene said: your pictures are gorgeous!

Aww, thank you love!

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Some shots from a recent editorial shot in Langley Wood near St Albans. We were lucky to find the woods full of bluebells, which suited the tones of the shoot really well. 

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Some images from a look book shoot with Jazz Banks, shot last week. This was a lot of fun to shoot, although the pink paper background unravelled right before shooting. Ever seen 11 metres of 3 metre wide, seamless paper crumple before your eyes? That was… so much fun to Photoshop out of the images!

Photographer & Retouching - Suzi Ovens

Designer & Stylist - Jazz Banks

Model - Emily Brooks @ First Model Management

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