Anna | Concrete

My mate Dave shoots beautiful women frequency and always waxes lyrically about how amazing they all are. Whenever I read I always think that he goes a bit overboard, but I now suspect this is because I don't shoot people very often.

Having had the opportunity to shoot the stunning Anna a few weekends ago, I now think I understand where Dave is coming from. I wonder if there is small part of a photographer that falls in love with their subject during a shoot.

Shooting one on one is quite an intimate thing, especially if it is the first time that the model and photographer have met. Both have had to trust that the other is not a crazy axe murderer, the model has to trust that the photographer will represent them in a favourable light, while the photographer has to ensure that the shots are not complete crap (especially when shooting film like I was, giving no opportunity for chimping!)

I only spent 45min shooting Anna, but it was close to the perfect 45min. Sure the lighting on the day did not cooperate so there were a couple of images that I had planned that we didn't get to shoot, but other than than it was pretty perfect.

Thankfully I did not screw up the B&W film processing (always a bit of a worry)

"She's a whimsical, tragical beauty
Self-conscious and a little bit moody" - Beck

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