:: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 ::
Violet and Mary
On Friday afternoon I wanted to meet up with Miss Mary - one of Steph's (aka Violet's / Miss Dedly)) friends. Violet came along with me as an icebreaker and we had coffee at the Starbucks downtown and went for a wander. I can now say that I have now been in ShoeNet. For those in London who don't know, it is an interesting little store run by a Filipino woman and is frequented by people interested in big see through shoes and sexy costumes... And located beside Solid Gold's on Dundas at Clarence. Anyhow. :)
After a bite to eat at the Market, the girls were up for a quick photoshoot to see how we all worked together so we piled in the CRV and headed to the outdoor studio. I did some shots of both girls separately, and then together as we wandered around some buildings looking for good exteriors.
Not having posed two people at the same time before - or worked with either of them, I found the "who do I focus on?" thing the most challenging. And making sure I was not unintentionally showcasing one girl over the other was another item to factor in. Both elements were not what I was expecting - and actually tougher than nudes from the day before! :)
But as you can see from these shots which were later in the session, there were some solid results. Both Violet and Mary want to do some more. I will be getting more shots of Violet's corsets as well. She makes very high quality custom made corsets amongst other things. And with some models to show them off, they will be a huge hit.
Two valuable lesson from this afternoon. First was that I can pose two people together at the same time and have them interact meaningfully, And second, that I need to bring bug spray. Swatting mosquitos and taking pics are two things you can't do well at the same time. and of course photos won out, so I have itchy legs and arms now. :)
:: Mike Wood 11:55 [+] ::