Fashion Cut sent out Melika and Rebecca to talk to photographer John Bell. What with Rebecca rolling up and hour and a half late, and Melika suddenly realising that she needed a fake tan - we were wondering if this interview was destined to happen...
Melika: So, John what sparked your interest in photography? John Bell: First of all I would like to say if your business life is going to be successful, you are going to have to learn to watch the CLOCK! But back to the question - it was just something that happened....when I was sixteen I started taking photos. I was really going for printing and developing those days. I used to buy a roll of film and after dark take it out the camera and do the process of chemical development after that you cut negatives into individual pieces and printed.
Melika: Do you take many photos of guys? John Bell: I worked with a couple of guys but I don’t really have much idea of how to make them look good....I would much rather work with beautiful ladies such as yourselves though. Rebecca:Awww!
Rebecca: Which model would you love to photograph? John Bell: I would love to work with Lisa Snowden she is gorgeous; she’s got an expressive face.
Rebecca: What qualities make a good photo shoot do you think? John Bell: The key to good photos is expression. Acting, showing all different sides to your personality with your face, mouth, eyes and lips tell a story.
Melika: What do you think of Facebook as a show case for photos these days? John Bell: Face book is abused! You get a lot of junk! People put a lot of photos which are unnecessary. Melika: Oh dear... that sounds like me and Becky! Haha!
Rebecca: What is the most important feature to focus on in a photo? John Bell: The eyes!
Cheryl Cole's Favourite Mac Colours: Inspired Look.
"This is a video of a simple look using M.A.C.'s Tan and Chocolate Brown pigments. I went to my local counter and chose those colours and the girls told me that they are Cheryl's fave colours and since she is a local girl she has probably shopped at that counter and there is truth to the rumour! So I wanted to do a video on it."