So, have been sorting out work and recreated my website, now with more pics and less waffle, and most important mobile and tablet friendly. I used Viewbook which was actually a bit of an uphill battle, Viewbook is great but I had to keep some of my url's the same as some are in printed promotions.. sorry, boring stuff .. move on.
In sorting out my work I came across the very first location and studio art nude sessions I ever did, when I say studio read my flat in Glasgow !
My first location shoot was with model Natasha from south England who was traveling around Scotland, at the time she had a high profile on Net-Model. It was mid December and bloody cold, we only had an hour so headed up from Glasgow to the shores of Loch Lomond to a spot I know and took our chances with being left alone. It was only afterwards that I realised how nervous I was, not so much shooting a nude but doing the whole outdoors thing but Tash was great, confident and professional. It was back in 2004, amazing how time has just flown by.
|After the shoot I dropped her off at Contrast Studio so she could have a kip before getting the train home, next time I visited Con at Contrast found out my nickname there was 'That evil bastard that froze poor Tash..' all in good taste of course:)|
|One very cold model .. sorry Tash !|
Then later in 2005 I met Sarah, she was a Yoga teacher and was life modelling at a class I attended, she had fantastic muscle tone so I suggested a photo shoot which she had never done before but she was keen. Had my rather simple Jessops Studio light kit which looking back was rather harsh but it was a great intro into lighting the human form. We did a second shoot which somehow lacked the energy of the first probably as I was just repeating the first session, a valuable lesson. Some of the shots were great and was really chuffed when she asked for some prints for her partner ..... and her Mum !. That was a real compliment.
|Sarah on s plinth ..... well, lounge coffee table !|
Not a bad start to a genre of photography that I never planned to get into, and it did develop into 2 Associate qualifications :)