Worked with "Polly" in the Studio last night (13th Feb)
She is an actor as well as a model, and much more experienced than Helen (No disrespect to Helen).
Creative juices were flowing from the start.
Firstly, I shot for the "Light: The Language of Photography" project. An enhancement of the stuff I did with Helen...
I think this series of shots work because the outfit complements the "Trippy" nature of the lighting effects.
The same as the last time, I would set the camera to a 5/6 second exposure, and fire the flash and while the shutter was open, Polly would wave the cloak, etc. Jamie helped in a few of the shots...
As I mentioned, Polly is an actress, and when she changed costume, my creative juices went to Edwardian thoughts, so I gave her an idea we could both fly with... "You're a woman in WW1, and you've just received the telegram that your husband has died in the Somme..."
Next costume change created what I call "The black widow" or possibly "Lizzy Borden"
After she had slit her own throat, and cut my hand off, we continued on with the psycho bitch aspect, enrolling an eye-patch, and a mesh bag (I do love my hoard of props...)
It was a pretty easy going shoot. Polly was creative, slightly crazy, and well up for it. I'm still ocming to terms with the lighting in the studio (I am not used to the height and width available, so I'm not using it to its best advantage...
Physically exhausting though. I need to get famous, so I can hire an assistant...
Polly and I (With the help of Chris) recorded a safety video, aimed at new models, who are maybe being pressured by unscrupulous photographers. I'll get round to editing that...
Well. Here goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.