Well this was the first full day of my “epic” photoshoot, and so IvoryFlame (Holly) Dave Hunt and myself set off for an abandoned croft.
It was not very large but the light coming through the windows in one of the small rooms was wonderful, and by barely moving 6 inches (15cm for the metrics amongst you!!) in either direction the light falling on her body would have a completely different effect.
After an hour or so Dave had to go back for a previous engagement, and so I returned there with Holly and we continued shooting and got more really great images. Then before leaving Holly posed in the doorway of the croft in a skirt. Now having no experience of shooting nudes in totally public places I was a little nervous. There was a road nearby and I kept worrying that a motorcyclist or lorry driver would see over the wall, and crash their vehicle or something. Holly being vastly more experienced was I think a little amused by my nervousness, but we got some great shots in the doorway anyway.
We had by then worked for a few hours, the cottage was VERY cold, and we would be working quite late that evening with Dave again. So we had a break and I took Holly for a very nice Sunday lunch at a nearby hotel, which was much appreciated by Holly. I find if you treat models well you will get much better images, and to me it is common decency anyway.
After lunch it was back to the cottage where we were staying for a quick cuppa. It was a bit drizzly and we had no ideas of where to shoot next. Holly wanted to just walk into the woods, which again made me feel a bit nervous, but Holly was not going to take no for an answer, and that was the moment referred to in the entry that Holly kindly did on me in her Blog, when I “unsure and nervous at first” finally overcame my nerves, and I have never looked back since – so thank you Holly.
We walked into the woods and first came across an “Alien” landscape and got some nice backlit shots.
On the way back to pick up Dave we found an area that had been cleared except for a few solitary trees, that looked very lonely by themselves, and we got some great shots with a single tree against some beautiful skies. Include this great one titled “Flying Holly” – what else!!
Then we picked up Dave and off to a ruined building for an evening shoot, including some shots with flash as it got dark.
Well what a variety of shots I got on one single day of shooting. Holly is such an amazing versatile and creative model – and thank you for not taking no for an answer :)