So on the heels on the previous remote shoots Natasha and I made arrangements for a shoot in July, nice light during the day and some studio work in one of her rooms. We had a couple of hours so we got down to it, firstly some lingerie on the ivy chair in some window light.
We removed the chair and used the space for some nude work….
Then for a complete change, we moved to a bedroom with some soft cushions etc.
Lastly we moved to Natasha’s studio, and after a ‘spider incident’ we moved quickly through some three quarter length shots and portraits. I suspect the spider was watching with interest from it’s hidey hole
Then before you know it time was up which gave the spider a break from cowering in a corner. I did suggest it would make a good pet but Natasha was having none of it! I’m sure it was looking for some TLC and a juicy fly.
It was a quick but fab shoot and Natasha was lovely to work with, I’m sure she will be doing more remote shoots and other photographers will be snapping up those opportunities. Highly Recommended.
So this was the first 1-2-1 shoot of the year due to the pandemic lockdown relaxing, we were allowed to shoot on location but not yet in the studio, so off Keira Lavelle and I went to Kinshaldy beach for a seaside adventure. It was a bit of a hazy start with the promise of blue skies later. Ideally the plan was to adlib the sets and scene til we got to a place where could do some art nude if we wanted to. So on the way there we found some lovely little scenes….
And just a little behind me and the camera was another scene…this isn’t far from the car park so thank goodness it was a quiet day!
Once we got fairly far along the beach it seemed deserted….so we managed to mix and match some nude and clothing, someone also managed to construct a little wind break from washed up debris…
By this time I think Keira was dying to jump into the sea…. one of her favourite pastimes I believe, so we made our way to the shoreline….
There was a guy wandering about in the distance so we started off with a sheer dress in the surf…
It turns out the wandering guy was a nudist, all he wore was a woolly hat which he hung on a stick before jumping into the water. Obviously he wasn’t going to be bothered about nudity so Keira removed her dress for some art nude…..
By this time the nudist bloke wandered over for a quick hello, sporting an erect and mediocre protuberance of a disturbing nature. This was our cue to pack up and go, we wandered back to car for a snack and a drink……dehydration is a major factor on the beach in the summer, it sneaks up on you without realizing it. After a quick review of the images we headed of to the forest, sadly I couldn’t find the area I had in mind but we adapted and improvised…..
By this time the forest was quite busy but we were happy to play about in the trees with various outfits…also the sun came out and the forest offered some controlled light.
And of course we chatted, laughed, snacked and clambered/stumbled over all manner of things. Shooting with Keira is always a fun experience, she has such an infectious zest for life and new experiences which is uplifting and joyful. However all good things come to an end eventually, we wandered back to the cars and packed up, wet things got dried, more snacks were eaten….and we nearly even forgot about the small pokey out thing on legs. Another chapter in the Adventures of an Art Nude Photographer I deem.
Kiera is up in Scotland a lot so you have no excuse not to book her, no excuse what so ever…cuz like you are missing out if you don’t, besides secretly you know you want to!
PS….it appeared I picked up 2 friends from that shoot, nasty ticks…..be careful at Kinshaldy, the little nippers are rife in the forest part!