I had a shoot booked with Annie for months ahead, it was actually Helen Stephens that recommended her to me. So when I saw that Annie had put out in a casting call for this area I got in touch straight away and for a while it was the only solid booking I had for 2016. Months flew by as they always do, on their silent and stealthy wings. I picked Annie up from the the train station in the morning and we headed out to the studio via the local shop for costa coffee and munchables. I selected a black backdrop this time for a change as I knew it would suit Annie’s red hair. And after the usual cuppa and snack, as you do, we got down getting some images….
Some see thru fleece first…
Another short break involving more snacks…then some casual leather sofa shots…
Then a bit of an elaborate lighting change for some portraits….
Ok some nudes too….
Sadly our time seemed very short but we had a laugh and some fun, with some chin wagging thrown in for good measure. All n all, a lovely morning with a lovely person.
PS…this might be my first ever blog with totally colour images…..shock horror scandal!!!
Bink and I had originally set up a shoot in February but due to ill health we had to reschedule, as it was I managed to rustle up a studio day for her with St Andrews PS and an Art Nude workshop the weekend after, so all in all it worked out better in the end. It had been a wee while since I saw Bink and it was a pleasure to be working with her again. I’m always struck by her free spirit and compassion for the world and people. Anyways back to business, we had a few people in for the shoot on the first day and eventually it came round to my allotted time.
So of we go with some dark light images….a mixture of nude and lace
Veronica had been in earlier and I managed to blag a loan of this red fluffy coat, together with red shoes it made for a striking combination.
I also blagged her leather coat with the red lining….
We moved on to some portraits using clam lighting….with a difference, the bottom light didn’t always flash but it all worked out fine anyway. This first image was really just a test shot but I still think its a cracker as it just shows Bink to be the natural beauty she is.
I added some texture and heavily modified the images for this section section of images.
As usual we ran out of time to do much more, but we met up again the next weekend as Bink was the model for the Studio Art Workshop. Because I was teaching I didn’t get the opportunity to take much in the way of images but I managed a little. The workshop attendees had an easy time of it and Bink is a well experienced model and they got some high quality images.
Bink has always been an impressive model, flawless and fluid in action. With a wealth of experience in front of and behind the camera, she is definitely one to look out for when she next tours Scotland. If you haven’t worked with Bink then you are missing out on something special.