Saturday, July 4, 2009
A few weeks ago I had the rare opportunity to photograph two models together. In some respects, this session was a dream come true. It was with my two favorite models. We planned well ahead, and we were all excited about it. I've worked with both models multiple times and have a great working relationship with both of them. They are good friends with each other and have a great rapport and mutual trust. You'd think nothing could go wrong. Unfortunately life finds a way of creeping into the studio, even when you've got the perfect session scheduled. An old friend of mine committed suicide a few days before this session, and I was not at my best mentally and emotionally. I can see some of that reflected in these images, not as a lack of quality, but as a tone that's different than my usual work. Others don't seem to see it, so perhaps I'm just projecting it. I don't know. At any rate, I do like most of the images we produced, and I definitely owe the models a great big thanks because they carried much of the creative weight in this session. I don't really have any epiphanies or revelations to write about. I'm still digesting that whole experience - the intersection of a dream shoot with a life tragedy. I really just want to share some of the images and say thanks to the models. Maybe I'll revisit this in the future.