Leila Macfie musician promo shoot at The Milk Thistle, Bristol

Here’s a shoot that I photographed for Bristol-based singer-songwriter Leila Macfie. The shoot consisted of 2 locations, the first taking place at The Milk Thistle, hidden in one of Bristol’s finest historic buildings in the old city. We wanted to keep the dark feel to the venue so avoided flooding it with artificial light and used ambient light where possible. To add some depth to some of the shots I included some atmospheric back lighting. 

For the second shoot I took pictures during a live performance which Leila hosted for a large group of friends and family in her front room. I also assisted with setting up some continuous spot lighting to add a certain mood to the performance and the shots. 

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