Shooting Queens

ABOUT SHOOTING QUEENS

Photographer Kayleigh Buswell and Lighting/Set Designer Lucas Edwards set out on a collaborative exploration of surrealism, colour saturation and set design.

Living and working in London, a diverse and colourful city of inspired them to combine forces and take their art to a new level with a bold surrealist photography project.

"We both enjoy being creative and are not afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to our work, so decided to collaborate our skills to produce something fresh and exciting. We both love living alongside a vibrant Drag culture in East London, so naturally it was one of our first choices to base the project around an already vibrant and empowering community."

Inspired by the work of David LaChapelle, the outline is a surreal, comic book style story based around a criminal gang of six drag queens embroiled in a diamond heist. The final project tells the story of their journey through pictures. Each scene has been carefully designed and realised with lighting and set design, and a deliberate effort to use zero post-production or Photoshop, each photo delivered straight from the camera to screen and print. 

In order of appearance, thanks to:

THE HACKER by Adele Dazeem
THE DRIVER by Angeline Holy
THE DISTRACTION by Zcha Zcha Cameroon
THE SNIPER by Shay Shay Konno
THE DIAMOND THIEF by John Sizzle
THE BOSS by Vivian Clévage

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VOODOO VISION CREATIVE DESIGN

Lighting and set designer Lucas Edwards, brings a wealth of visual design experience to the project, allowing it to achieve its aim of zero post production and design solely through creative lighting and set design.

See www.voodoovision.co.uk for more information or contact Lucas direct at: lucas@voodoovision.co.uk

KAYLEIGH BUSWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

An exciting up and coming photographer, Kayleigh's experience and eye for bold flamboyant design propelled dynamic design of the scenes and direction of the modelling.

See www.kayleighbuswell.com for more information or contact Kayleigh direct at: kayleighbuswell@gmail.com

 

COPYRIGHT LUCAS EDWARDS AND KAYLEIGH BUSWELL 2015