My name is Peter Ali I live in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. I have worked freelance for 10 years. My main passion is portraiture work; it’s all about the eyes. To me the eyes really are the window to the soul, it’s the key to a person’s essence. Capturing the eyes, that’s where you really see who someone is. On this shoot, I have managed to capture that. The theme was an Egyptian belly dancer, with the help of my team the excellent Ann’s Makeup Chair and Model Stevie Loraine, 22, both from Newcastle. Ann created a perfect dramatic, Arabic inspired look for the shoot to create a stronger image to match the theme we were aiming for. I have worked with Ann on a lot of projects. We work together very well and always know what we are after, and I knew Ann would pull this off.
And this series of captures show the true beauty and elegance of the model Stevie. This was my first time I have worked with Stevie. I have contacted her through social media as I knew she had the look I was searching for. With Stevie, being a signed model, her poses and expressions were amazing and effortless, and I don’t think we could have picked anyone better for this theme. I hope to work with these 2 professionals again in the future to create some more outstanding work.
MUA : Ann Uy
Photographer: Peter Ali
Model : Stevie Loraine