This post is the result of four hours of test shooting in a 1970’s house near Milton Keynes with Agata as my model. Chloe – Jasmine Whichello first mentioned that I should shoot with Agata back in the summer of 2010. I remembered this a few weeks back when I went searching Model Mayhem for an East of England model. I had a creative day in the diary following a training day with one of my main clients in Cambridge so I decided to further research a product that I have been working on for some time. Here are my pictures
I want to take boudoir out of the studio and into the clients home. To shoot images that have ‘nothing of the night about them’ to mis quote Ann Widdecombe. I want to shoot beauty and celebrate the female form. I had one of my long term training clients with me as an assistant, observer and second shooter. The rooms we were shooting in are not opulent or indeed spacious. They were clean by design and fairly minimalist.
This set of pictures was fairly straightforward to shoot and similar results could have been shot in most homes. The look I have captured so prolifically forms the basis of a new album product I’m designing. A shoot package that can be offered to bridal clients, young mums or pregnant clients equally well. I selected 99 shots that I would have shown a client and from these Blaise my PA selected the 36 you see here.
I used just natural lights either on it’s own or in conjunction with one Lupo 1200 HMI Fresnel spot continuous light, no reflectors, no soft boxes, no flash and all the looks seen here were shot in camera including the flare shots.
Join me on my boudoir art portraits workshops in May if you want to learn how to get these looks in camera with the minimum of kit. These shots can be recreated in your clients homes. Details of my workshops are being finalised by my team and will be published within a week. You can also book me to shoot 1:1 or 1:2 (bring a friend) at a Bristol penthouse flat. We will share picture ideas and create mood boards together prior to booking the right model for the shoot. Almost anything is possible. For advanced notice of my art portrait workshops or to enquire about a 1:1 type shoot please contact Blaise.
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