With the location shooting season largely over, it’s time to move into editing mode. I started off by doing a bit of housekeeping, and organising all my finished images into LightRoom collections by model. It was very interesting seeing how many images I had worked on for each model, and also how relatively few models I have worked with compared to some other photographers. It also helped me create my list of models who I really must work with again, hopefully next year.
One of those models who I hope to work with again is the lovely Romi Muse, she had a really long journey the day before our shoot, but we had a really productive and fun shoot, and she is one of the most hard working and enthusiastic models I’ve worked with. I did a blog post last year with a few of our images, but there’s a great many more to come.
The first two are for Mr Pope, one of the regular commenters on this blog. He likes doors, as do I, and these are proper doors with beautiful texture bought out by the strong side lighting. The light was quite contrasty so we worked on shapes, and fortunately Romi’s tanned skin meant I didn’t have a problem with the highlights blowing.
I may enter this into a wildlife competition, as it shows a Roseate Spoonbill, Homo Sapiens as well as Equum Ligneum :P
Although more seriously I am looking at producing more quirky abstract images, and this one fits the bill (pun not intended!), as well as showing off Romi’s super figure and posing skills.
We like grotty places, as long as there is light.
And no shoot would be complete without a shot from above, and this humungous plant pot provided the perfect setting, although it was rather tricky for her to get inside. She then popped up surprising a passing model and photographer in our modern take on ‘Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men’, for which you have to be a certain age to remember them – or you could just YouTube it :)
Many thanks Romi for a really wonderful shoot, and come back soon please :)