this shoot has never been seen before, this was a dragonfly brooch we shot for the art deco shop but did not use, we had done a shoot previously in the day and this did not exceed the expectations from the earlier session so we did not feel we wanted it, although away from my other work its simple and sweet.
this i love, this for me shows the working relationship between pops and chitticks, its one of those in between shots that lets you see what my job is really about, making people happy and relaxed, these are the ‘living’ shots that i will value more than all my other work when i am old and grey, it will remind me that at that point in time i was there.
in this shoot i was after laughter and vitality, they both have enough of it and this always makes me giggle, i didn’t use it because if you don’t know them like i do you will not understand ( you see i know that they are in fact crazy) without this knowledge you wont get it! we had a lot of shots from this shoot and it was the last one to fall short of the crop. i still adore it though.
now popsy loves this, it has some very pretty tones and is personal, she was undressing for a shoot and i wanted to take some relaxed shots, which i usually do, i just thought the crop on this was very natural.
just me and popsy in the room, a warm studio and a relationship that builds through every shoot, i love the expression on her face in this, she never has to ask me what i want, but she will always look over for my nod or my head tilt, this lets her no what I want her to do, it is now remarkably subtle and effective after the years and we have complete accuracy, we can read each others minds now, and it is in this shot you can see her looking for my confirmation, it is a working partnership which will never stop growing.