July 27, 2007

A First Session for a New Model

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Every first session with a model is full of potential; there is no way to predict how they'll respond to the process, what they'll bring to it, and how they will reflect it back to me. For this session, the model specifically asked to work at a beach, so with a beautiful warm day, we headed out to Martinique beach, where I have has great success in the past.
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Many people think beaches are great places to work in with the Nude, but they’re actually pretty hard to photograph on, being mostly flat and featureless - in this case, I walked back into the dunes, where the grass gave some complexity to the image. The hard, direct mid day sun wasn't easy to work with either.
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In the end, through the combination of a constant stream of beach walkers, and a time limit on the model's part, the session came to a close; much of our time had been spent working in rolling plains of sand on the land-ward side of dunes, but for a relatively short session, we made some really pleasing photographs.

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