Lighthouse Museum is a model location

Grahame Ritchie, Brenda Davis, Jodie Noble, Charlotte Stroud and Peter Mellon on location at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Grahame Ritchie, Brenda Davis, Jodie Noble, Charlotte Stroud and Peter Mellon on location at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses provided the ideal location for a photoshoot for local model RavenEmber on Tuesday.

Broch model Jodie Noble, known as RavenEmber, teamed up with fashion designer Jane Faye of Gaia Noir to model her latest creation in a photoshoot managed by local photographer Grahame Ritchie.

Jodie, who has been modelling for 13 years, organised the shoot, contacting the designer, stylist and photographer to collaborate on the project she hopes will highlight some of the towns assets.

She told the Herald: “I knew Jane had created a really exciting Steampunk collection and I had the ideal location to showcase this on my doorstep.

“Jane upcycles clothes, creating really exciting designs from old items, the Lighthouse Museum provided an authentic location coinciding with the theme to display the Steampunk collection.

“Steampunk, is a trend which explores how science fiction would look in the Victorian ages and the Lighthouse Museum with all the brass and the lenses was perfect for the collaboration.”

To set off the stunning Gaia Noir creation, Peter Mellon of Toni and Guy in Aberdeen produced an explosive hair design. Commenting on the photo shoot, Peter who has been a hairstylist for just over 5 years, said: “I jumped at the chance when Jodie contacted me, it was a really exciting opportunity for me to show my creative passion for hairstyling.”

To set off the collection Jodie and local photgrapher Grahame Ritchie created all the accessories for the photoshoot. The Museum is an inspiring venue for a variety of different events and this is no different. Jodie added: “I would like to thank the Lighthouse Museum for letting us shoot here, Virginia and her staff have been absolutely fantastic.

“As a Brocher I want to keep everything as local as possible, highlighting the talent within the town, with up and coming local photographer Grahame Ritchie and the magnificent locations available. Hopefully there will be more collaborations”

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses was delighted to support local talent. Director Virginia Mayes-Wright said: “The photo shoot brought a real buzz to the Museum.”