Sunday, December 30, 2007

Irish Bebo Babes do Podge and Rodge

I styled the lovely bebo babes for their t.v. debut on Podge and Rodge.. It was a long day but worth it as the girlies got to pose for photos with them afterwards... Their trip to Ballydung manor was also picked up by the Mirror newspaper...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fashion Shoot@Spy

More shoots from Spy shoot... My favs are below
Photography : Lili forberg
Styling : Me
make-up: lara ford
hair: aimee murphy
model: portia @ 1st options

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Party Season - Lifestyle shoot

Same day same location - different publication some more from my fav shoot

Party time - Life shoot

Yay! my shoot is out in the sunday independent today - 16-12-07 here are the photees from the shoot if you didnt get a chance to see it in print! It is set in the lovely spy on south william st - enjoy!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Team Gang strikes again

We did a festive photo shoot last week for U magazine.. it will be out jan 1st so check it out.. Our location was the ice skating rink in smithfield..and after are long day we skated off on to the rink ourselves.. It was my first time ice skating - weird i know. so i couldnt get really into cos i was scared i would fall on my bum and being in a dress with not much padding it wouldnt have been a good look. But it was funsies all the same.. hear are some photees of behind the scenes of after the shoot!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Irish Bebo Babes

I styled the irish bebo babes calender which should be out shortly.. Any last minute christmas presents needed - buy a irish bebo babe calender! you know you wanna! anyway enough plugging the calender.. here is some press the bebo babes got .. All lovely girls really enjoyed working with them.. But in the end there had to be a winner and that was Cheryl.. who i also did a exclusive shoot for the news of the world with..So Congrats Cheryl (again)!
The last picture is of three other bebo babes! ha! Me, lili and lara - team gang at the irish bebo babes competition where a drunken and fun night ensued!

Specsavers shoot

Just a small selection of the specsavers shoot i did aaaaaaages ago! I love it though!

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes of one of my favourite shoots ever... I will put it up once it is published.. so watch this space!
Make-up : Lara Ford
Photogrpahy: Lili Forberg
Hair: Aimee Murphy
Styling: Me!
Im so crap at updating my blog.. Have been super busy lately so i will blame it on that... event thought that is a total lie!
So I will start of my mega updating of my blog with an article i wrote about best photographer Lili Forberg

Pictures Of Lili
by Corina Gaffey.

Alek Wek, The Klaxons and Andrea Roche – what do they all have in common? Apart from the obvious – rich, successful and famous they have all been shot by the notable Dublin based fashion and music photographer Lili Forberg.

A little over two years ago Forberg emerged on the photography scene and has been steadily raising her profile ever since. She cites her biggest achievement as being able to work full time in the demanding industry “I feel so grateful that I am able to work full time as a photographer since the day I graduated from college.”

Forberg began photography at a young age. At the age of twelve, when most of us are more concerned with hanging out with our friends, Forberg was borrowing her mother’s cameras and shooting gigs. She admits that her mother knew of these late night adventures and approved of her hobby. “My mother was good about me going to gigs as long as I did my homework and went to school. My friends lied to their parents. I never had to.”

Going straight for the big guns so to speak – Forberg’s first ever gig she shot was Guns ‘n’ Roses in Cologne, an hour away from her then home in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her mother, who accompanied her into the venue, drove her but when the music got too loud she left leaving Forberg on her own. Thinking of myself as a twelve year old, being left alone in a large venue surrounded by middle age rockers, my reaction is to ask her if she was scared. Without hesitation Forberg says: “Not at all. I was too excited to be scared.”

Being a female photographer in the sweaty pits of rock concerts would appear intimidating to most. Interested in how the dynamic works in a small cramped area, where time is at the essence to get the shot, I ask Forberg is there huge competition in the photography pit. Far from the picture I imagined Forberg quashes my thoughts of snarling photographers out for themselves. “There is huge camaraderie in the pit at gigs. There is no pushing and if there is a good spot to shoot everyone swaps around.”

It is not just the pits of concerts that are a male subjugated area; the photography trade in general seems to be ruled by men. Principally in the international fashion market it is apparent where I stumble to name ten female fashion photographers. But in Dublin there is a relatively new batch of female fashion photographers trying to revert the tradition. Forberg is among one of them.

Obviously being a female photographer proves advantageous at certain times especially when it comes to Forberg’s fashion work. She feels that it certainly helps the working relationship and provides a much calmer, relaxed atmosphere. Although some of her shots seem provocative she believes that the sleaze element is absent and it always shows in the photographs if the model is comfortable.

Working with new models is part of everyday life for Forberg and it is essential that they be at ease. Regularly she has girls that have never stood in front of a camera before. Forberg says that she always tries to embolden new models to move on their own and try new poses. Some models do not need to be encouraged. “I really love discovering new talent. The results are sometimes amazing. I can’t get over some girls that are 16 years old still in school and pose like a top model. Some girls are just natural.”

Forberg has never advertised. The Internet has been an essential and invaluable tool for awareness of her company. With the likes of Myspace, Bebo and her photography blog, Forberg has mobilized every outlet for promotion and awareness. The nature of these sites allows Forberg to network with other people in the profession that might be unknown to her.

Forberg’s online presence also provides clients a snap shot in to her life. On her photography blog she uploads photographs of nights out and behind the scenes at shoots, it feels like peering into a diary and one sees what kind of person she is. Forberg started her blog when she was bored living in Germany and wanted to communicate with her friends. She realised the power of her blog when random strangers would leave comments admiring her work. Today she gets about 170 hits a day.

On Forberg’s Bebo, a social networking site, she uploads personal photographs as well as her work with recognisable Irish models Katy French, Aoife Cogan and Glenda Gilson. Through Bebo young girls contact her inquiring about how to come a model and Forberg’s model portfolio services. On average she gets 5 – 10 inquires about model portfolios a day.

Judging by the amount of attention Lili Foberg is getting it seems that 2008 offers a huge scope of further endeavors for the assiduous photographer. You never know you could be next to be captured by the lens of Lili Forberg