Paul Stevenson of Darkstar Imaging is based in Coleraine in Northern Ireland, though he also shoots in the west of Scotland. He does all the usual duties of a professional photographer: weddings, portraits, corporate events and model portfolios. But Darkstar is the branch of his firm that deals with the ‘alternative’, creative, noncommercial side of his work, so it’s a portfolio of edgy, gothic imagery set in landscapes that are sometimes ancient, sometimes modern and usually desolately lonely:
His pictures are often hauntingly beautiful.
The shoot that particularly interests us took place on September 10, 2013, and featured Claire McAllister, otherwise known as Madam Xilda…
… and one of Paul’s most frequent models, Katie Kitty McClean:
Here they are together on the day:
Who’s in charge?
Clare’s in charge!
And just so that Katie doesn’t forget it…
If you are interested in Paul Stevenson’s work, please visit his website.