Studio Day: Drench

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…

Black and white photo of Isoelegant getting soaked in a creative photography portrait in a Leicester studio

 

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When The Serious Work Is Done: Quixotic.

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.

Portrait of Isoelegant with a mask and feather in her hair in a Leicester studio

Photo & edit: DWC

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Danni Spooner & Carise ZM in Leicester studio

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.

Danni Spooner & Carise ZM studio portrait Sinar F1

 

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