Photographer Emma Chatel wanted to do something photographically creative, so I suggested a photoshoot in they style of my PoPA project, where we talk over tea, and see what subjects keep re-occuring, and create a set of photos around that. So, after a quick trip to Poundland for props, we found some grassland as our location.
Emma is also going to edit the photos, and I’ll link to her blog, when it is written.
So, Isoelegant said to me, “Let’s do a shoot with water”. Maybe she was thinking of next to a river or lake. I thought, let’s throw buckets of water over each other. We set up in the studio, with a complicated mechanism involving squirrels & rope to release the water. After a bit, we decided to simplified things by getting Adrian involved.
It was only after a few goes that Adrian had the idea to warm up the water…
Isoelegant & I decided to have a day in a Leicester photography studio, playing with lights. We took it in turns to be the photographer & model. Isoelegant bought a load of props and did 95 costume changes. I brought a cup & some cheese.
As with the previous ‘When The Serious Work Is Done‘, we are both doing our own photo edits & blog.
Isoelegant’s blog is here, where she explains the fun we had way better than I do.
Photo & edit: DWC
When The Serious Work Is Done is a series of blogs triggered by those discussions in the pub, of what would be a fun shoot. It’s by two photographers let off the leash, to go and play, then edit the photos, in their own style.
In this one, talented wedding photographer and bundle of energy Isoelegant used the opportunity to wear her geisha dress that she’d picked up in Japan. We then trekked a few miles up Dovedale hunting for locations. Isoelegant forged rivers, in full costume, got cold and wet. I just pressed the shutter. Then we had an ice cream. It was great.
Here’s Isoelegant’s blog.
I’ve not shown much stuff from my work in studios, so I thought I’d get in some friends for a photo shoot. I asked Danni Spooner & Carise ZM for some 20’s/30’s style, but with a modern twist. And that’s just what they did.
As well as shooting digitally, I thought I’d take the large format camera for a spin. This is Sinar F1 large format camera, where the film negatives are 5″ x 4″. It’s enormously difficult to focus, so you may notice a bit of arty soft focus with the film images. I’m going to make that focusing easier, soon. For the technical, the film was Ilford FP4+ developed in ID-11.
Thanks to Derby Theatre for the chair & David Parkin for the lamp. And thank you to Woodrow Studios for the backdrop, which was actually hand painted in the studio.