Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Two pretty girls in a park

This shoot took me ages to arrange! First I had to find two gorgous girls who wanted to be part of my project "Look but don't touch" that had the right look and attitude, and then a good make-up artist to join the team. In the end found an awesome team though, so was worth the wait.

Everything fell into place for this shoot. Perfect models (Ella Durston and Sapphira OShannon), great MUA (Katie Duckworth), great location and lovely day. We all squeezed into my TT and headed towards Ealing for the shoot. With a model looking slightly like Katie Holmes, and another with hints of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopes, I knew I was in for a good shoot.

I probably had at least 30 different people offering to be my assistant for this shoot, as the theme was an intimate shoot with two female models. You can imagine why this made people want to turn into photo assistants in a flash. However, I was so focused on getting the right images for my project that I didn't want any additional distractions. So we stayed a complete girly team for the day, which worked incredibly well. I love models that are up for anything, and Ella's effort sitting in spider webs, probably full of spiders and spider babies almost deserves a full paragraph in itself! Somehow I was glad I was behind camera, but total kudos for the effort put in. Both models were great to work with and I was able to utilize their different strengths.

This is the second time I've worked with a two model team, and I've found that I really enjoy this setup. There aren't too many models to worry about, but you can play one against the other to get some really interesting result. Creatively, this was a great experience, and no matter how I twisted and turned my lense there was only good angles to catch. Can't wait to get further down the line with the rest of my shoots for this project as it's already starting to take shape.

Check out the pics from this shoot on my Flickr.

Ella & Sapphira

3 comments:

Jay McLaughlin said...

Ella's wicked! Great fun to work with!

Cecilie Harris said...

Oh cool, didn't realise you had worked with her as well! Yes, she was awesome, great girl :)

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(sorry for my bad english, I´m from Argentina)