Friday, 17 April 2015

Irvine Welsh cover shoot

It was great to work with Art Director Matt Broughton to produce the front and back covers for Irvine Welsh's latest book A Decent Ride. Billed as Welsh's "funniest, filthiest book yet", the book centres around a hustling taxi driver and his questionable exploits around Edinburgh. Irvine had created wonderful character in the book and it was our job was to bring him to life on the front cover. This larger-than-life Scottish taxi-driver is not someone you'd want driving you around! 
In the back of the cab we had the lovely and totally committed Amira Bochenska, upside down, with fag in hand, legs out the window for the afternoon. We decided to shoot indoors at Spring Studios in London so we could totally control the lighting and get a really dramatic night-time feel. 
It was a really fun shoot and I'm really pleased that the final cover was exactly on point with what Irvine had envisaged. This is my second book cover for Irvine after shooting Sex Lives of Siamese Twins last year. 

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