Had a shoot with Goth celebrity Batty last night. She was a joy to work with. Reaffirmed my commitment to glamour/fantasy photography. After models flaking and not showing up, hating the pictures and having no idea what to do in front of the camera, Batty was a breath of fresh air.
She brought her own MUA, Kelly, who did a great job and I hope to work with again. Her own wardrobe, which you would expect from a woman who has her own gothic clothing line. Funny thing was what we shot wasn’t her stuff.
Here’s a little insight into my neurosis. After most shoots I really hate to look at the pictures. I know at that point – tired, pumped up on adrenaline – that they will all suck. And you know what? Some do, actually usually a lot of them do. In the world of digital photography you can see the results immediately and I can’t help but look as soon as the model leaves. I tried not to do it last night, but just had too.
And I was pleasantly surprised. I got a lot of good ones. My dark and moodly lighting set didn’t really work the way I wanted, but there are a couple of good ones. The box produced some interesting color. And the zombie dress ended up producing some of the coolest pictures.
Where are the pictures you ask? Well I need to do a little post production on them, mostly color correction. And I think the model deserves first crack at seeing them. But they will be available for her this evening. And I’ll post a couple then.
I have a training swim right after work, and then I’ll go into full post production mode.