Llangynidr location shoot

Location Photography: with Ancestor Leathercrafts

Game Of Thrones style shoot featuring Ancestor Leathercrafts

models wearing ancestor leathercrafts costuming

South Wales offers some great location photography opportunities for fashion shoots and styled or themed shoots. Friend and fellow creative James Minahan (professional makeup artist) suggested the initial concept – something primitive, rugged, a highlander meets game of thrones style shoot. Sourcing costume and props meant putting a call out on our networks. TipTop Photography kindly loaned me the sword, and custom body armour and costume maker Ancestor Leathercrafts provided much of the costuming.
models in costume by ancestor leathercrafts

For the location I wanted wild open countryside and the hillsides around Blaenavon and Brynmawr offered some useful possibilities. Driving through Beaufort though towards Llangynidr found me the perfect spot with pretty much 360 degree views.

actor with sword in brynmawr

Outdoor shoots are always a risk with the weather and although thankfully the threatened rain held of most of the day, we didn’t get to use my fire-torches in the dark as by 5pm the wind had picked up, the skies darkened and we were only just packed up when the heavens opened.
fire sticks on location shoot

Here are some more images from the shoot.


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For more info about Jez Hunt at Ancestor Leathercrafts visit http://www.ancestorleathercrafts.co.uk/

For more info about James Minahan professional make-up artist providing Bridal Make-up; Special Occasion Make-up; Beauty, TV, theatrical and special effects make-up just click this link to visit his website