October 21, 2005

Liam & Alexandra II

After such a pleasing first session, I was eager to work more with both Alexandra and Liam, and fortunately they both had the following morning free. Even better, they happened to live only a stone's throw away from where I was staying in Halifax, making an early morning session the next day easy to arrange.
Digital original, 19 frame stitch

It turned out to be fortunate that Liam's apartment was in the tallest building in Halifax, as the morning was dismal, with hard rain and a driving wind making even the short walk to the apartment chilling. With the high apartment, however, we could gather what little natural light there was, and make do with that.

After a hurried rearranging Liam's room, we began to work with the soft light from the storm outside coming through the windows and illuminating the couple. I used the same white sheets as we'd made use of the day before but this time, with only natural light, they were  employed to simplify the background, rather than as an alternative to a stark white or black background.
Digital original, 8 frame stitch
Both because of the low light, and the limited pose possibilities (basically Alexandra and Liam were modeling on a small bed below the window), the session was rather short. This is not to say that we didn't have any successes, but rather that what possibilities for pose and compositions were quite rapidly worked through. The only real spontaneous image came when Liam had to leave the room for a moment and Alexandra sat up and waited for his return - the light warping around her body, and the chaos of the white sheets behind her was just so delicate looking that I had to make an image of it.
Digital original, 8 frame stitch
The only real downside to the two sessions with Alexandra and Liam was that this was my last visit to Halifax for the year and it will likely by 3-6 months before we get another chance to work together.
Finding such comfortable and enthusiastic models is such a gift, and to make such stunning images with them on their first sessions hints so much towards the possibilities that it will eat at me all winter just thinking of what lies ahead.

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