Monday, 23 April 2012

Helen Diaz

Last week I had a shoot with Helen Diaz. Helen is someone I had wanted to work with for some time and took advantage of an offer to work with her in Bristol.

I set off just over an hour before the shoot and drove to 53 miles from my Faringdon to the outskirts of Bristol. Finding the shoot location was straight forward, and Helen and I chatted away for a while getting to know each other over a cup of coffee.

The shoot went well, and we worked in the conservatory of a bungalow using the natural daylight that was flooding in, between the occasional dull periods as the clouds obscured the sun. The time flew by and I must admit that I could have stayed and chatted with her for hours.

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Sunny Sunday

I was recently approached by Sharon, aka Fire’s Secret, to take a slot on a studio day she was holding at Simon Walden’s new studio in Cheltenham. I decided that this was a good opportunity to work with a model that must be one of the hardest working in my area, and at an affordable rate, so I booked a time slot that would be suitable for my not too energetic lifestyle.

Before I set off I received a text message requesting a sandwich for lunch as she had forgotten to get one on her way to the studio, so I did a quick stop o the way and bought lunch for both of us, and arrived at the studio slightly ahead of schedule.

After a chat and lunch we set about doing a fairly simple set of images that revolved around using translucent fabrics, a chaise longue and some rather energetic images where Sharon was leaping across the studio space in an attempt to get some levitation style images.

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Monday, 16 April 2012

Somewhere Different

I recently had a short shoot with S_Olivia at the house she rents with friends. The shoot took place in her room that had the advantage of excellent natural light; so all the photos were taken using this terrific source of illumination.

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Friday, 13 April 2012

We Were Going To Work Outside…..

We were going to work outside but the weather was dreadful so Laura, aka Summer30, and I ended up doing yet another shoot in my small cottage. Laura had travelled to Swindon from London on a National Express coach due to the high cost of rail travel and I expect she was not exactly overjoyed by the state of the weather by the time she had arrived at her destination.

The initial photos were taken in the only clear space inside my house. Which also benefits from a Velux window to give it a reasonable quality and level of light, but on this day it was so dismal that I had to use one of my Elinchrom studio flash units. The shots were all nudes. Later on during the shoot, at Laura’s suggestion, we moved onto the stairs of the cottage. As the space is very tight, lighting was going to be tricky. I set-up the flash unit on the tiny landing and pointed it upwards to reflect off the ceiling above the stairs. A few more nudes were taken followed by some lingerie shots.

You can see more of my work at Purple Port or on my WebSite.