Feeling a little Fruity

So here is my video of the wonderful Ama going a little fruity in Bologna:

It's taken me a bit longer to get this uploaded that I first thought because I got distracted with other work going on. But better late then never.

This was my first time editing and playing with video. I am quite pleased with it, however I think it would have been better if I actually had my tripod with me, maybe next time then!



The trip was such an amazing time, excluding dramas of lost money and phones, missed flights etc. But what made it was the people I was with, the fantastic city and shows were a great bundle of fun. I am very pleased to report a growing addiction to Italian coffee and a new favourite desert of ice cream mixed with a coffee shot, both of which helped with the early morning starts!
Above is Ama with her cherry that had a pip in it… And Maria with her bobbing dance, just a little hint at the sillyness that happened backstage. Surprisingly I did not take as many photographs as I expected, mostly because I got distracted exploring with video (definitely a new crush of mine).
The shows went really well, and if we are friends on facebook you will be able to see the videos of the new collection called Tribe 1 from Sassoon soon. I was in the Fruit section with 7 other lovely girls but mainly working with the fantastic Ama and Indre.
Above are two little stills of Ama, Indre and me (I’m in the purple jacket)!

One of my favourite videos that I made on this trip was a collaboration with Ama, we had fun playing around with the Fruit collection. I’m currently in the process of editing the video now and once it is done I’ll be publishing it on here. But for now here’s a still from one of the clips:


Hi there,

So this is my first ever time venturing into the world of blogging, I thought it would be a good idea to help keep update with things going on in my personal and work photography. This blog should hopefully be an insight into behind the scenes of everything.

I’m a London based photographer heading into the world of fashion and portraits; people and beauty have always interested me the most.

I also dabble a bit with hair modelling for Sassoon. It’s a fun part time job because of the people I have met, the countries I have been lucky enough to get taken to for shows, a deeper understanding for both sides of the camera and amazing hair, I can’t complain too much!

I have just finished making my own website, www.racheloates.com, it’s not complete just yet as there are things I want to take down and newer work to put up, but I’ll probably be saying that constantly.

My next little adventure is that on Friday I am off to Bologna in Italy with Sassoon for Cosmoprof, so when I’m back expect some photographs and a little experiment with video.