I did have another blog post planned, but that will have to wait a bit ;-)
People at work have already started discussing Christmas, so I thought it appropriate to show some pictures from last Christmas before they become over a year old! Taken at a really great studio in Birmingham called SS Creative, run by the talented photographer and very friendly and helpful Sara. I like to think that I organise my shoots quite well, but I’d forgotten that over Christmas the transport services generally go to pot. After overcoming that obstacle I had a really great shoot with the wonderful Lulu Lockhart, we do work together quite a lot, and we’ve still got loads of ideas left that we are working through.
We’ll start with a shot of a plug socket, and Lulu making it look interesting. I do like the colours, the pose, and the lines in the wall.
I posted another image from this set online, with a more abstract pose, but my good friend Sally likened it to a trussed chicken – due to my composition and not Lulu’s posing – so we’ll go for this more traditional pose. I do encourage people to give their honest opinion of my images, as they can often see things I’ve missed completely.
There’s a corridor with very grimy skylights in the ceiling, but one of them had been replaced recently and so there was a lovely shaft of light coming through. It was quite low light but the camera handled it very well, and I love the blues and yellows in the background and how Lulu pops from the background.
It’s always very difficult to pose models at the bottom of staircases, as often it seems like they’ve fallen down the stairs and they look like a dead body. People often ask whether I give direction to models, and on this occasion I recall shouting down “try not to look dead”, which I think she has done splendidly. The bannister provides a great lead in.
And finally I quite liked the lift door with all the lines, and there was some beautiful light on Lulu’s torso.
Many thanks to Sara for her great studio, and as always to Lulu for creating more super images with me.