1. From left to right: Kayt Webster-Brown, Matilda Svensson and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello. The shoot was principally of Kayt and Chloe-Jasmine who had both kindly agreed to ‘sit’ for me and I invited Matilda to join us. Here is a selection of our pictures.
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2. Kayt by the light of a Lupo 1200 dimmed to minimum power.
Make up for this test session was by Inma Azorin from Bristol. She met my brief exactly and made the girls look fantastic. The Mayfair locations were kindly provided by mr Haddi Levi – Thank you.
3. I used the simplest of lighting from a Lupo fresnel HMI to capture strength, vulnerability and beauty.
4. I shot in monochrome in camera and decided to process in colour.
5. The simplest of settings and one light.
6. Beauty decoded into lines, shapes, and angles.
7. I’m in love with close up images captured on my 100mm lens. The power to isolate, to reveal every nuance of detail. The textures of skin, the softness of vellus hair, even the aroma of skin – well nearly.
9. Window light from a west facing elevation on an overcast day.
10. A calm enigmatic expression. With a view right into Kayt’s soul.
11. Chloe was next. Chloe and I have a chemistry that is hard to describe. It is nearly impossible to remove from the equation so I rely on Chloe’s natural ability to act and follow my direction.
12. Chloe was standing in a bath for these shots. The walls and light were perfect in the bathroom.
13. Retro hair – 1974?
15. As I shoot Chloe, I explore angles and looks all the time. Every now and then a likeness emerges that stops me in my tracks.
20. We went to an empty house over the street to capture some natural, and uncomplicated nudes.
22. I love pictures that have a narrative to decode. This shot could easily be on the cover of a novel. Intriguing.
37. This is Matilda, a friend of Chloe’s from Sweden who was staying at the house we were shooting in. She has never modelled before but I offered to shoot some frames for her.
I wanted to capture some pictures that show a complex relationship between girls. It was all directed by me and any friendships are implied. Here are a few of the results…
This was such a fun shoot for all of us.
I am expecting a few of these pictures plus a some others not shown here from the same shoot to make up the first part of my second art book. The first art book project, pictures of Chloe – Jasmine is well underway with a book broker having been appointed and the layout almost complete. More news on that project to follow.
Please feel free top comment on these pictures. I know that the girls will appreciate any kind words you may want to share with them. What are your favourite pictures?