As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am trying to be more precise in choosing my models to match the locations to try to get the very best images. It’s something I’ve tried to do to some extent in the past, but I’m being even more selective now and so far am very pleased with the results.
I attended an event organised by Steve Smith, who very kindly allowed me to bring my own model. I had some great models respond to a casting I put up, but I really wanted a model who was great at nudes and fashion, as that was what I intended to shoot. On the off-chance I contacted who I thought would be the perfect model, the stunning Anita De Bauch, and luck was on my side as she was available and coincidentally in that area on the date of the shoot.
Off we went to a beautiful 16th century manor house, with a huge bag of props each. It soon became clear that I had definitely chosen the right model, and that the prop bags were totally superfluous, as the model and the location were the stars of the show. Although Anita is an extremely versatile model able to pull off various genres, she is just superb at nudes.
We produced so many great images that it’s going to take me ages to work through them all, but I thought it worth sharing some early edits now, and I’ll share more in a future blog post. I was particularly impressed with the variety of images we got.
So here’s Anita doing an impression of the foot of a Roseate Spoonbill :)
Anita producing a superb organic pose, making herself one with the vine.
It was really really dark, and I was extremely pleased how the camera managed to capture her with minimal available light.
We got loads of great shots in front of this mirror and dresser, and this is a nice simple one.
As classic as classic gets, I just love the textures and tones, and then to top it all a beautiful pose from this stunning model.
Thank you Steve for organising a great day at a location that I would otherwise never been able to shoot at, and thank you Anita for really rocking the place, I’m so glad I chose to work with you there, and we’ll definitely do some fashion next time, maybe, probably……