Not being as organised as other photographers I tend to decide to work on images from a shoot based on pretty random stimuli, be it a message from a model, something I see or hear that reminds me of a shoot, or in this case being embarrassed into it by my good friend and talented photographer Francisca Da Silva, who posted an image from a year ago and reminded people that I was even slower at processing images than she was!!!
So, suitably motivated/embarrassed, I have worked on some images from one of the days I spent on a super trip to visit Francisca around a year ago, which was the last time I shot with the wonderful Ivory Flame.
Two friends of Francisca had very generously allowed us to use their beautiful house. Here’s a shot of their front door with some lovely flowers and texture in the wall.
Inside the house there was a beautiful bench, which by opening the front door was bathed in some similarly beautiful light. My images are usually simplified by their framing, cropping and tidying of things up, but in this case I left the quite complex frame around the edge and various interesting bits and bobs on the wall.
When we did nudes, I felt their simplicity needed a cleaner frame and background.
By moving much further back and changing the chair we get the feeling of an interrogation room, who is interrogating who is left open to question ;-)
And the house had beautiful green shutters on all of the windows, by an accident of setting the white balance we decided that they looked very nice in this false colour.
The light is quite flat here on Holly’s torso, but I quite like it.
And I’ve changed their colour again to fit in with the garment. I love the contrast between Holly’s hair and complexion and the colour of the shutters.
And their colour has been changed again in this image. Also, instead of my very simple framing I have composed to have doors and shutters all over the place, but I like the feeling it gives and think that Holly still stands out very well.
There are still loads of images from this trip to edit, and no doubt with a suitable prod there should be future blog posts shortly. Many thanks to Francsica, and also to her friends for letting us use their house, and especially to Holly for these and all the other great images we have produced over the years.