Shoot: Jemma

Shoot: Jemma

This shoot was about as straight-forward as they come. But not quite as I planned. I’d intended to do a lot of natural light work and just a short burst of a studio set-up. In the end, I did pretty much the reverse. I always start with the studio and it was here that I got carried away because, as soon as I looked through the viewfinder, I could see that the camera loved Jemma. I fired off a good few rolls of Tri-X and then slowed right down and shot most of a pack of Polaroid Sepia on the Speed Graphic. It was my last pack, five years out of date, of course. I had high hopes for some distressed but beautiful images. Unfortunately most of the images where washed out and banded so I think the film is just too old. I pulled a few images off the negatives that are OK but don’t blow me away. It’s slow work shooting Polaroids on the Graphic and by the time I’d finished we had about 20 minutes left for some natural light work. I shot a few pictures using some fairy wings that I snapped up a few weeks ago for just 30 pence when they turned up in my local charity shop. I’ve been wanting to shoot fairy pics for ages as it was such a common motif in the Victorian era. I wish I’d shot more as they are some of my favourites from this shoot. Mermaid is next on my list…just need to find a tail. I then finished with a quick roll of 35mm. That was it. Great shoot. Great model. Great fun.

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