I like working on location, but living in a city there are not that many great locations nearby, so I am doing more and more travelling for my shoots, including visiting lots of friends in far away places who make the mistake of inviting me, without realising that I generally take people up on their invitations ;-)
And so earlier this year I visited the talented Francisa Da Silva in Portugal, this was the third time I had visited her, and she has visited me twice as well so far. I always enjoy our adventures together, and this one was no exception. Francisca is pretty amazing at finding and researching locations, and she had certainly exceeded herself this time.
I organise the models, and we generally go with a model we know. As this was quite a long shoot we didn’t want to take risks with a new model, and so we chose the lovely Ivory Flame.
So here’s a very small selection of the great images we produced to give you some idea of the super locations, there are absolutely loads more to come when I get some editing time in the Winter months:
This is a straight shot, the light was a strange mixture of colours on the wall.
When you are shooting at 1250 ISO, 1/15s at f1.4 you know there’s not much light about!
Thanks to Francisca and Holly, and we’ve already got the model booked and some thoughts for really great locations for next year’s trip :)