Our Mini Photoshoots
On the second day of the conference is the timetable of photo shoots. This gives you the opportunity to have your work shot on one of our wonderful corset models by our talented photographers.
You'll have access to locations around the college, both inside and out. A location that would be impossible to access otherwise. Our mini shoots allow you to have a taster shoot in a unique and beautiful location, without all the stress, hassle and the often substantial cost of setting it all up yourself.
You'll also have the opportunity to network with the models and photographers so that you can go on to work with them independently in the future if you choose.
Threnody In Velvet (Morgana)
We teasingly call her 'boss model' but established and well known lingerie, corset, and fashion model Morgana is a permanent fixture at OCOC which she looks forward to all year! We are honoured to count her as an irreplaceable member of our team. Morgana helped build the conference from its humble beginnings to the international event it is today.
You've seen her model for many of the top corset brands and now you have the chance to see her in your work. This stunning and multi-talented lady is also a photographer under the name Iberian Black Arts, a digital artist and make-up artist. She has gone on to work with many of the designers who have attended the OCOC..
Miss Deadly Red
Miss Deadly Red has been modelling for 6 years, with three national magazine covers and numerous publication work she likes to make her mark! Specialising in corsetry, lingerie, and vintage styling, Miss Deadly Red loves anything that shows off natural curves, along side modelling she is also a fully trained make-up artist, and does basic vintage hair styling.
Miss Tosh is a talented performance artist, fluent in fifteen styles of dance, a self styled fashion muse who has been featured in America’s top ‘best-dressed’ lists, and a highly accomplished fashion designer who has worked with several A-list celebrities. Her work is inspired by her love for the golden era of cinema celebrating elegance, sophistication and eccentric glamour.
We are honoured and delighted to announce Miss Tosh will be coming all the way from Los Angeles, to join us for OCOC17 as one of our gorgeous models!
Multi-talented Velvet Jones will be modelling at OCOC17. Not only is Velvet busy and accomplished model who has worked on campaigns for What Katie Did and Playful Promises, she is also a burlesque performer and a talented bridal wear and accessories designer!
Lexi Lu fills our curvy model category and you will want to work with her if you need practice fitting the bust and extreme figure shapes - especially at distance. This is a widely sought after skill and will enhance your corset making portfolio extensively, not to mention boost your own confidence.
Miss Kelly Bakewell is not only a professional model, she is also a personal trainer whose focus is to help women build an hourglass figure through exercise. She is also Miss Scottish Pinup 2015, a personal friend and aide of our lovely Mr Pearl and is the very fortunate owner of a Mr Pearl corset which she is wearing in this picture. See more of Kelly in the inspirational talk she did at TEDx about being yourself.
Chris Murray is a London based photographer specialising in natural portraiture. His work usually focused toward fashion editorial or fine art in theme. He aims to blend state of the art technology and modern techniques with traditional and nostalgic subtleties.
He is known predominately for his ‘blank expression’ and candid photography, always aiming to capture beautiful, delicate images with integrity. He is not a fan of overly posed photography. His goal for his photography is to produce intelligent work that is appreciated by both men and women.
Often described as a very technical photographer. His background is rooted in film. Chris values the traditional approach to photography , quoting:
“A good photographer chooses their use of light carefully. I aim to get it right in camera. I develop using the techniques available to a traditional film dark room when processing my images because I am attracted to images that look authentic, honest. I dislike overly airbushed images and avoid using it on my images.”
Many of Chris’ projects are extensions of his personal view of the world and people in it. Often they are sombre in nature and although there may be a intimate connection it is often held at arms length. Commission wise he is more interested in photographing new dynamic themes rather than straight forward, 2 dimensional commercial fashion projects.
A graduate of Medical Biology BSc (Hons) but has been photographing since very young. Starting in 1990 on 35mm film and finally converting to Digital in 2002. Out of all the disciplines he enjoys people photography most.
Tigz Rice is a Photographer, Retoucher and Self-Confessed Lingerie Addict based in Hertfordshire, UK.
As a Photographer, she is constantly looking to push through creative boundaries and challenge herself to innovate and grow as a creative. Tigz Rice Studios was founded in 2009 where she has found her niche in the burlesque and cabaret industry photographing many well known stars including queen of the showgirls, Immodesty Blaize, and working with high profile companies such as Agent Provocater and What Katie Did. Tigz's signature style has evolved throughout the years to lend elements of vintage glamour and theatrical grandeur to the world of haute couture, contour fashion and luxury lingerie.
Glo Mason - InaGlo Photography
Glo of InaGlo Photography, very kindly joined us at late notice for OCOC15. Glo is well known in the world of corsetry for her stunning work with, amongst others, one of our founding fellows, Jenni Hampshire of Sparklewren.
How it works
After booking you'll be notified when the slots are open and asked to nominate your preferred model and the slots will then be allocated on a first come, first served basis to give everyone a chance. The measurements of the models will be supplied well enough in advance for you to make something which will fit and suit the model you're shooting with. Most of the models will fit standard sizes so don't worry too much about that. The main aim is to give you the chance to see your work shot professionally on a professional model in a wonderful location.
On the day there will be a small charge to be paid directly to the model. Afterwards you can liase directly with the photographer to choose your favourite images for which he will charge an agreed amount per final edited image.