I have worked with Victoria before (in July and August of 1998) but, in both sessions, she was working with other models, and never really had the chance to spend an extended period of time working with me on her own. Over the past year, many of the sessions I have had with models have been short, dictated by the restraints of transportation and outside commitments. While this has had a positive impact on my ability to find and reveal an image quickly, I do feel it has not been as positive in regards to developing a strong rapport with a model.
After making a good number of images within the caponier, Victoria and I moved outside, to work on the concrete gun emplacement above. Beside the stairs down to the caponier interior were several recessed boxes set into the concrete, presumably for storing munitions and supplies. I half-jokingly asked if a body could fit into the space, and Victoria went right into it. In fifteen minutes, we made eight different poses, all working with the space in a variety of ways.
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