Behind the scenes

The initial conception for our shoot sprang from the discovery of a location that possesses an incredible sense of beauty and drama. our model, siannon, was chosen especially for this shoot as her pale skin and red hair were an important element in allowing us to create a striking contrast of the body within the environment. Her enthusiasm and energy were critical to achieving the image we created; our work is very much a synergy between us and our model. Grant, our producer, was in charge of the logistics of spending a day in the harsh and isolated landscape.

10:30 The first step is to assess the locatior for light direction and landscape features.

10:35 Meanwhile, Katie the makeup artist applies sunscreen and moisturizer to Siannon.

10:40 We do little retouching, so Katie disguises tan lines with a little body makeup.

10:45 Tony and Grant wade carefully into the water, carrying cables and the flashlight.

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10:55 With the flash in position,

Siannon takes her place within the selected framing of the landscape.

11:05 Siannon begins to progress through a variety of poses, her brilliant red hair making a stunning focus.

11:09 Tony checks the framing before progressing to Polaroid.

11:05 Siannon begins to progress through a variety of poses, her brilliant red hair making a stunning focus.

11:20 We assess the initial Polaroid to see if we are happy with the composition and lighting.

11:30 Having seen the Polaroid, we discuss adjusting the position of the flash.

12:33 We shoot another Polaroid after making a slight change to the lighting.

12:53 After a few more minor adjustments to the pose and lighting we reach our final decision.

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11:20 We assess the initial Polaroid to see if we are happy with the composition and lighting.

11:30 Having seen the Polaroid, we discuss adjusting the position of the flash.

12:33 We shoot another Polaroid after making a slight change to the lighting.

12:53 After a few more minor adjustments to the pose and lighting we reach our final decision.

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