I’ve been doing a few creative portrait sessions recently and I’d like to share this fabulous shoot with up-and-coming recording artist, Lucy Tops.
You may have seen Lucy in her one woman show ‘Absolucy’ or ‘Face the Music’. She was a National Arts Festival Ovation award winner in 2012. Lucy is managed by Stereotype records and you can listen to a few of her tracks here.
We began the shoot in Woodstock using some of the rocking street art that is decorating the area due to the efforts of A Word of Art. Lucky for me, Lucy was not too shy to strut her stuff for the camera and the many, many workmen driving past with their tongues hanging out of their bakkie windows.
We were inspired by Lucy’s new song, That’s Not Cool written by Riyaan Cornelius and Neil Payten which will be hitting the radio waves soon. The song has an Eighties Euro-Pop sound and you can see we had lots of fun with some Eighties pop styling. Big thanks to Courtney Holgate and Claire Hills for the styling and make-up, it was wonderful to work with such a cohesive and creative team.
You can see and hear Lucy Tops at her next public performance at Cafe Manhattan on 18 November or follow her schedule via twitter @lucy_tops or on Facebook.
Photography/Art Direction: Jesse Kate Kramer
Stylist: Courtney Holgate
Make-up: Claire Hills
Artist/Model: Lucy Tops