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This is not what we intended!
This is what happens when things conspire to make a shoot go wrong. Making lemonade from lemons and all that!
We had a great location, absolutely fantastic and out of this world. Difficult to get to and unavailable to anyone for nearly 50 years - but more of that another time.
We sat in a car on the top of Bodmin Moor, before sunrise, waiting for a model to travel a long way to shoot with us, but the rain kept coming. In droves. It quickly became apparent that our planned shoot would not take place as we had prepared.
This is why you always have a Plan B. We've had models cancel on us just because of a bit of rain - but no more!
Our Plan B was to relocate to underneath a huge flyover down in a valley in Cornwall. We didn't know in advance but the road was also closed, despite that a few vehicles came flying down the road anyway, and jamming their brakes on in surprise when they thought they saw "Cersi Lannister"!
Our aspiring model, Red, was all up for creating something with a different mood and feel, and very open to our suggestions and the way we collaborate.
It's always good to have shade from overhead light, even if you don't need shelter from inclement weather. That way you can place the light exactly where you want it.
In this case we were using Elinchrom ELB 400's (Quadras) plus strip-box etc.
Working on an heavily overcast day helped, as well as working shortly after sunrise, although there was no sun that day, it helped provide a soft, diffused light that filled in shadow details.
So, instead of the vast landscape we intended to use, we made do with an urban concrete creation and used it to our advantage. That's what being flexible is all about.
We created some fantasy backdrops ourselves using various software including Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter so that they are unique to us and not available anywhere else. We are able to do this for any of our clients, to create backgrounds exclusively for them, and to design and produce images that won't look remotely similar to anything that anybody else is using.
Our model, Red Winter, is persuing modelling full-time with agency representation, and we cannot recommend her highly enough. You can find more details of her and her Instagram images here - Red Winter
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You can see a short video from the shoot below
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