I’ve been very quiet lately on ProPhotoNut and social media because I’m writing a book on portraiture. I’ve been threatening to do it for over 5 years now and the time is finally right. I’m putting everything I know about shooting portraits into this book and shooting fresh content for it too. The book will run to 500 or so pages and all of the 300 or so photographs were taken on a Fuji X camera within the last 4 years.
Here is a shoot for the chapter on boudoir. I’ll elaborate on each image, deconstructing the lighting design and the narrative in the book but for now I’ll share the shoot concept with you. The brief was to shoot commercial grade aspirational beauty photography shots suitable for perfume adverts and the like. My shoot location was Clevedon Hall, the model, Victoria Bond with make up and hair expertly prepared by Vicki Waghorn. My assistants and fellow creatives on the shoot were Tom Museeuw and Ioannis Tsouloulis.
Try to read the emotions and narrative in these shots…
A little nugget of inspiration… At the time I shot these pictures of Victoria her baby was just 4 months old. Through exercise and sheer determination she had regained her pre pregnancy figure. How amazing is that!
I’m over 15,000 words in on the 50,000 word book project so it should be finished soon. Thank you for your patience at this busy time for me. :)
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