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Now for something completely different

Writer Pictures is 10 years old! For a company most people will never have heard of we think that’s pretty good going. Yes we got this far, but we thought it’s about time we let a few more people know of the good work we do. So here’s a colourful introduction to our small picture library, a wealth of photographic talent and a rights-managed archive of some 300,000 portraits of published writers, writers of all kinds: contemporary and historical, well known and unknown. Authors, academics, poets, philosophers and way beyond…

…today we give you the fashion columnist extraordinaire — aka the Blogger.

First we got in touch with our friends at the brilliant Edinburgh-based startup Crave with a two-part mission on our minds: to illustrate that the writer is a weird and wonderful creature, one that comes in all shapes and sizes; and to showcase what our talented pool of photographers are really capable of.

Yes, we thought it would help that this particular writer is interesting, mysterious and downright stunning, and that for a fashion shoot we could choose a location as exotic as we pleased, but surely that’s just an example of our good judgement?

So please meet Tara Nowy, aka Taz – @TaraNowy.

Tara Nowy by Alex Hewitt
Tara Nowy wears the Meta Mini little black dress by Obscure Couture – £65
Picture by Alex Hewitt
Hair and Make Up by Molly Sheridan

She’s the columnist/culture editor at Crave and full time professional international model for @TheModelTeam. In her own words:

Disco fiend. Scribbler. Self-confessed feeder. Day dreamer. Future cat lady. Sushi consumer.  Sarcasm abuser. Jacket collector. Caffeine addict. Gerglish speaker. Paisley magpie.  Art admirer. Smoker. Rambler. Bed dweller. Boho goth. Men with husky voices baring acoustic guitars. Sunrises. Cake. Rings. Crystals and stones… born in the wrong era.

Tara Nowy, model and writer for Crave. Photographed on location at the FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Edinburgh 2014 exhibition in the Cafe Gallery at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Hair and Make up by the amazing Molly Sheridan! White Basra shirt, £595; Dresden crop, £465; Pout pencil skirt, £960, all Saunt & Sinner for Crave Red dress, £65, Betty Jackson Black, Debenhams Black dress, £65, meta mini by Obscure Couture Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures WORLD RIGHTS (Alex Hewitt)
Tara Nowy wears the White Basra shirt by Saunt & Sinner for Crave, £595
Picture by Alex Hewitt
Hair and Make Up by Molly Sheridan

Here’s the full set from the shoot.


We warned you she was a bit boho, but she’s a dream to photograph, much improving both my day and my portfolio. Thanks Taz! Also a huge super special thanks to the amazing Molly Sheridan for Hair and Make Up – @MJSheridanMUA

Look, she even gave us the opportunity to shoot an in-camera “Schindler“.

Tara Nowy red, black and white by Alex Hewitt
Tara Nowy wears a red dress by Betty Jackson Black for Debenhams, £65
Picture by Alex Hewitt
Hair and Make Up by Molly Sheridan

We’re not a big company nor a rich company but we really love what we do. Our small team of amazing production staff manage the archive and organise licences for media outlets and publishers all around the world, but the 250+ photographers we work with around the UK and in numerous far-flung overseas locations are our core strength. It’s a rare group of people who get to photograph only writers and our photographers are no exception. We shoot editorial and commercial work for all manner of clients: portraits to interiors, fashion to still life, news to events and the full spectrum of subjects and styles in-between.

Click on any of the name links to the right of this page and you can see the huge range of talent we’re proud to work with. Pretty soon we’ll introduce them all on the exciting project that is findr.me but we’ll save that story for another day!

Why not contact us today and see what we could create for you?

Tara Nowy, model and writer for Crave. Photographed on location at the FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Edinburgh 2014 exhibition in the Cafe Gallery at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Hair and Make up by the amazing Molly Sheridan! White Basra shirt, £595; Dresden crop, £465; Pout pencil skirt, £960, all Saunt & Sinner for Crave Red dress, £65, Betty Jackson Black, Debenhams Black dress, £65, meta mini by Obscure Couture Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures WORLD RIGHTS (Alex Hewitt)
Special thanks to Faile & Bast and Summerhall for allowing us to shoot in the DELUXX FLUXX ARCADE 2014 at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival

Taz is the first star in what we hope will be an occasional photographic highlight for this here blog. We’ll call it “Lighting Literature”.

If you’re a photographer or writer with a creative idea for a shoot please consider this an invitation to showcase it here on Writer Pictures — just reach out and let us know!

Please see the accompanying Crave article here: http://www.wecraveit.com/2014/11/21/arcade/

[EDIT 22/5/15. Unlinked references to Crave, which has, sadly, ceased to be.]