Becky Lee & Ali Jiear
Australian-born Ali Jiear first met Studio M’s photographer Becky Lee when they performed together in ‘On the Town’ at The London Coliseum in 2005.
As is the nature of the entertainment industry, their paths have crossed several times since, and their friendship has been maintained by organic connection and mutual events.
Becky shot some website photos for Ali back in 2016, and was excited to create some new and diverse content when she got in touch again at the beginning of this year.
Ali needed images for a range of purposes, including images for her new show, entitled ‘The Frank and Ella Show’, which celebrates Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra’s music, as well as photos to showcase her singing and gigging lifestyle. She also required headshots for her West End and TV auditions. To add a further string to her bow, Ali also wanted to capture her recent certification as a Civil Funeral Celebrant, officially leading non-religious funerals.
This shoot allowed Becky to put a lot of what Studio M has to offer into action - from more glamorous, clean shots in the studio, making use of our Elinchrom lighting, to the more relaxed lifestyle shots on the alluring beaches of Jersey. We are so lucky as a Studio to be based on this island; being able to capture the natural beauty of our rugged shores, in a subtle way that allows the photos to remain timeless and not location-specific, is an extraordinary aspect of Studio M that we never take for granted.
Becky used both her Canon 5D Mark III and Fujifilm XT20 throughout Ali’s shoot, relying on her absolute favourite Canon 135mm lens to capture the creamy, soft finish of the craggy shoreline.