For all the time I worked with Chrissie I only really worked with her in the studio once, as I was working on a panel of studio nudes this time I couldn’t really have a panel without a Chrissie in it! At home I found some fleece like material, its used for keeping bugs off the strawberries in the summer, its very light and see thru…So I knicked it when Allison wasn’t looking!
Chrissie also brought some props, an old suitcase and a small footstool, a miniature ottoman, plenty of stuff to work with. And so we did….
I’m sure customs officers would be surprised to find the contents of this suitcase!
Improper use of a footstool….but I doubt anyone’s gonna complain.
The fleece used as a veil across the studio….
So glad I persuaded Chrissie into the studio….totally stunning and creative, a master of improvising with props…ok a mistress of improv. I’m looking forward to the next studio shoot with her, a class performer and astounding model!
May in Scotland was warm, warm enough for Chrissie to want to go to the beach, and so it was that we organized a shoot on Facebook only for our friends Kirsty Brown and Jillian Crabb to hijack the shoot and come along. They were more than welcome though and added to the general insanity of the day (even more than usual). We found a spot amoungst the dunes where we could hide from the breeze and any onlookers, the beach at Tentsmuir is right in front of a forest and often there are dead logs and branches, well we found some and used them.
Shortly after this the girls found a branch stuck in the sand, obviously well buried but they were determined to dig it out…….I was equally determined to watch them, they were on a mission!…alas it was too deeply buried but it was a good laugh trying to dig it out. Anyways it was way past time for Chrissie to get wet in the surf….
I know, I said!…Lets find another log and bring to the waters edge! It was a struggle but we got there, fortunately we didn’t have to dig it out the sand first…we’d still be there now!.
After a while we headed back into the forest….erm, I took them a short cut that went a bit wild and thorny, however we got there eventually. An area of the forest had been cleared and there was on big tree stump surrounded by scrub…..just made for a model to pose on I thought.
A great day was had by all, loads of laughs and fun, Kirsty and Jillian can come along anytime as far as I’m concerned. Chrissie was fab as usual, always a star and never fails to impress. Happy Summer days 🙂
I think my first ever studio nude session was with Joceline a few years ago now, a one hour slot at the studios in Elgin. At that time the studio had the lights all set and ready to go, all I had to do is explain the idea and point n click. Nowadays I’m much more confident with lights and lighting nudes. So it was with great delight that I managed to book Joceline for a 4 hour studio shoot at Studio RoRo. Now Joceline is famous for her height, body flexibility and for fetish modelling, and quite rightly so as she excels in these areas, however when I met her again it struck me that I had forgotten how pretty her face is. Anyways we started off right away with a nice cuppa and a chat about what we were aiming for today, and once she warmed up with stretching we were up and running with art nude shapes.
Then onto the chair challenge….wait, a cuppa tea first….~slurp~ … ok now the chair!
Then things get a little soft and fluffy in a high key kinda way….after another cuppa.
Then I decided to expand on a couple of ideas I had used in the past, feeling there was still some room to explore on a couple of props and scenes.
It was nearing the end of the shoot by now and I still wanted to do something more with chain but had simply run out of ideas. Joceline then ad lib’d and free styled using the chain and came up with some lovely poses.
What a stunning model and a lovely person too, everyone needs a Joceline in their portfolio. If you see that she’s coming to your area book her up quick, you wont regret it. She’s very professional and delivers images effortlessly.
Over the last several times that I’ve used Studio RoRo I’ve asked some models to improvise using a simple chair. It’s an old style chair with nothing unusual about it but it’s become a bit of a challenge to get a model to do something different with it. Nothing outrageous, it can be simple or dynamic. Anyway here is the star of this blog…The Chair!!
The Chair plus Fly Swotter
So getting on with it here is Lulu Lockhart, doing her thing with the chair
Next is Helen Stephens
Then Roswell Ivory
Joceline Brooke Hamilton
And so there we have it, I think I’ll include the chair more often in the studio shoots just to get something different. Sadly I have, in the past, forgotten to ask some of the models to do the chair thing but hopefully next time I’ll remember. Also I have to make clear, the models came up with these ideas, their own creativity and improvisation at work…not mine.