Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

April 2, 2014

I was asked to photograph graduates of the University of Hertfordshire who are now working as model makers at Madame Tussauds for a feature in their ‘futures’ magazine.  I wanted to share some of my favourite shots with you – given the amazing subject matter!
I had never been to Madame Tussauds before and I really didn’t know what to expect, but I travelled with the people involved with the article so we could brainstorm for the brief further.
I was hoping to photograph behind the scenes of the actual model making process but on arrival we were told that cameras are not allowed in the area – access was denied – but we could use the life like models in the exhibit that was open to the public, so I had the opportunity to photograph George, Morgan, HRH Elizabeth II … William and Kate.  Not to mention The Hulk and Spiderman …
The exhibit environment was quite dark so I needed to light the models carefully (to reduce post production edit).  Whilst working I had to be clear on my remit – a double page spread and front cover.  I had to consider vertical composition as well as horizontal.
The client and I are delighted with the results!

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

 

Madame Tussauds celebrity shoot

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