10 Years Photographing Models on St Helena

BUILDING UP CONFIDENCE | Darrin Henry It’s quite mind boggling how every second of the day, photographers around the world are pushing themselves to capture perfect pictures of beautiful women. It’s a trend that’s never gone out of style. An ‘obsession’ perhaps, rather than trend, and driven as much by the models as it is…

Behind The Scenes: Restricted Pictures for Breeze Magazine

Emma-Jay’s Breeze Photoshoot | Darrin Henry Five locations, five styles, one beautiful young St Helenian model, all tied together with a theme – ‘Restricted Photos’ – for our second issue of the ‘Breeze’ e-magazine. The shooting took three days; it involved a vintage car, a historic gun and hiking in make-up. All worth it, the…

The Skittle Alley Runway

BLUE HILL PHOTOSHOOT PART 2 | Darrin Henry Here’s part two of our fashion photoshoot with the beautiful Gemma Lawrence, at Blue Hill Community Centre here on St Helena. Squeezing History Into A Photograph The building is an active social venue for the district of Blue Hill. It was originally part of a school dating…

Tribal Attraction – The Beauty Photoshoot

Celebrating International Day of Beauty | Sharon Henry Most of us are wired to initially be attracted to the good looking; so much so, it sometimes lands us in trouble. Like those moments our attention is inadvertently diverted by the good looks of another – when it’s supposed to be otherwise undivided on our beloved.…

Blue Hill Gem of a Photoshoot

LIGHTING UP THE DANCE FLOOR | Darrin Henry Blue Hill community centre in one of the more remote districts of St Helena was the backdrop for our recent shoot with island stunner, Gemma Lawrence. Ironically we opted for a covered shoot after a week of grey and spitty weather, but no sooner had we humped…

A St Helena Winter Weather Photoshoot with Imogen

SHIVER AND SHAKE ON DEADWOOD | Darrin Henry We avoid outdoor photoshoots during St Helena’s winter weather – normally. Dull, grey skies, low temperatures that feels worse with the blustery conditions and occasional spits and spots of rain. Plus, we have a fully kitted out studio at home with a kettle and coffee on hand…

St Helena Model Gemma’s First Photoshoot

PHOTOSHOOT | Darrin Henry Lights, make-up and high heels – it’s model photoshoot time. The buzz of anticipation when working with a beautiful new model is one of my favourite moments in photography. St Helenian girl, Gemma Lawrence, is going to try modelling for the first time. First Time Modelling Inspiration On St Helena there’s…

St Helena: Napoleon Moves Into Longwood House

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD | Darrin Henry More stressful than a divorce; that’s how moving house induces anxiety according to many, and that’s just for ordinary people. When you’re an international prisoner and one of the most famous men in history your change of residence is remembered and re-enacted 200 years later. Bicentenary: Napoleon On…