Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Bright Lights

I've done a couple of group shoots this year at Bright Lights studios in Draycott, near Derby.
Group shoots seem to be more popular in recent years - possibly as a result of the recession, as it is a good way for photographers to split the cost of hiring a model and a studio with others, whilst still gaining access to good facilities and quality models.
It can be a challenge, trying to maintain variety of poses and originality whilst working with several photographers within a short space of time, but it is a challenge I enjoy (keeps the brain working!)
The following shots were a wonderfully pleasant surprise to me, because I don't always expect to see photos from these group shoots, so it's an added bonus to me when a photographer takes the trouble to send or show me photos from our shoot.
I worked with Paul Turri at one of the group shoots at Bright Lights, and he was kind enough to send me some images from the day. I was really pleased with how these turned out, as they represent to me a very accurate portrayal of 'how I see myself.' There were so many great images from this shoot that it was hard to choose favourites, so here are just a few. You can see more of Paul's photography (without the banners across the images) here.
(I no longer have the piercings visible in these photos).

'I Am What I Am'

'Window Dancer'

'The Pianist'

'Window Dancer 2'

'That's The Way It Is'


All images copyright of Paul Turri