So Summer in Scotland sneaked in upon us, I only really knew it was Summer because the rain was warmer and we hard to turn the heating down! It was one of those cool days in June when I picked Nicole up, Howard Kennedy was kind enough to drive her down from Aberdeen. Initially the idea was to have two hours in the studio and two hours on the beach, however everyone was wearing heavy coats and there lies a clue as to one of the reasons why we didn’t make it to the beach.
Anyway…..off to the studio after getting the usual snacks….snacks are important! (©HS)
So we start of with some simple nudes, well people tend to call them simple however they are often anything but simple. Often when there is little to work with a model has to be more creative and expressive in her use of poses, I think its something that’s often not known nor appreciated enough by those who aren’t immersed in the art nude world.
Needless to say Nicole nailed it….
Next a little experimentation with a ladder……as you do!
A change of direction with lighting……….
Then…dare I say it…..some clothes, but only a little.
And some more in a portrait style….with a few even safe for work…..outrageous!!
Then a return to nudes at floor level….
Then some gritty post processing over some lingerie shots in the spotlight.
Then before you know it time was up and we forgot all about the beach anyway.
A very productive morning all in all with a good chinwag in between scenes, and of course the usual cups of tea. It was much fun working with Nicole, a very chatty warm friendly person with a good sense of humour which always makes for a special shoot. Highly recommended.