In another case of photoshoots veering off the original plan, but somehow still working out, I dived into the studio again on Sunday afternoon. This time shooting with Head Strong Solutions (hair) and Helen Mcewan (makeup) and some of the corsets from Crikey Aphrodite. Our model for the day was Lynne Jefferies, an actor by trade, who also dabbles at the edge of modelling and other performance. I'd seen her at the GUM magazine launch earlier this year, involved in one of Brian Chan's performance pieces.
The original plan will still be going ahead (for a change), providing we can reschedule with the second model.
Anyway, we ended up with a shoot inspired by Lesley from Head Strong's ideas for a Western showgirl. Shooting a Dreghorn Photography's studio, I was one of the first people to benefit from his new arrangements with a local props warehouse to provide some additional colour to our shoot. A few nick nacks from my cupboard and from Lynne and we had a fully dressed set for the shoot.
It was also a chance to play with face lace. I'd come across this product a month or so back and had been desperate to try out a shoot with it. In the end we just used some under the model's eyes, but it made for an unusual and eye catching (if you'll pardon the pun) effect.
The shoot went surprisingly smoothly, considering mirrors were involved and I'm quite pleased with my initial review of the results. Lynne was very comfortable in front of the camera, give or take the inability to bend at the waist in the corsets! She also quite enjoyed the chance to be a blonde, thanks to the fab wigs and hairpieces that Lesley had arranged for the day.
Anyway, a successful weekend was had, and thanks to thinking to check before setting off in the car, I am not sitting at the Arches waiting for the GSA show that in fact happens tomorrow!