Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Kiera Gould: Ass-Kicking Stunt Goddess

This is Kiera:

(not my picture :( )

You may or may not know (depends how long you’ve been stalking ;) ) that I’ve worked with Kiera on several occasions.

We’ve had about 6 photo shoots over the past 3 years, including my ‘signature’ photo, the Masquerade shot, taken on my very first shoot, and then of course she’s been in all of the films I’ve done some stills for, often being shot at, being the sh*t out of somebody or being set on fire. Kiera, you see, is a stunt performer. And she’s hard as nails.

Bearing all this in mind, she is also absolutely beautiful.

Here’s her website:

Go ahead, take a look, I’ll wait...



... tum ti tum...


Good, isn’t she?

Anyway, she came out to see me on Sunday the 9th October as I was doing a very specific shoot involving some vintage wear, and someone riding my Harley Davidson.

Now then, nobody rides my babe-magnet, Angus but me but if I wanted the shot I was after that badly I was going to have to make an exception. I contacted Kiera to see if she wanted to undertake this quest of bikery, because if I’m going to let anybody ride my precious two-wheeled tractor, it has to be her, and she happily accepted.

Now I had to let her ride it. Eek!

She turned up at my place in Farnborough and Rachel Nicholson did some AWESOME makeup that I love love love and we (Myself, Angus, Kiera, Rachel and Simon (motor photographer)) set out to the Wellington Statue in Aldershot.

I rode the Harley there and parked up on the side.

Image courtesy of Simon Amphlett

Kiera sat on the bike (*wince*ohmygodamIreallylettingthishappen!?) and I pointed out the ignition, gears, etc which of course she knew already but it made me feel better. Well, not really.

It’s not that I didn’t trust Kiera, don’t get me wrong. But she likes explosions and I wasn’t really for my Steel Horse to be put to death just yet.

I told Kiera to ride up the road slowly-ish and turn ‘round so she was comfortable and off she rode on my beloved ride.


It came back! She brought it back and it wasn’t on fire or anything! *BREATHE!*

And so, feeling a bit better, I set up my camera on Simon’s tripod (oi oi!) and made her ride up and down the road until I got the shot I was looking for.

This shot, to be precise:

The image was insipred by an image taken by Ronald Traeger in 1967 of Twiggy. See original below:

It wasn't quite right as mine looks a bit dark in comparison as there wasn't so much sun unfortunately... but we did get this one:

And I'm pretty darn chuffed with that one. So all is not lost! :)

So my darling baby came back in one piece AND I got a shot with my beautiful Angus looking shiny to put in my portfolio. Eeee! Happy noises!

Next post from shoot with Kiera on Saturday 22nd October up next...


  1. A beautiful subject for a photoshoot - and Kiera's in it too! :) Lovely work.

  2. I lOVE this blogg.