My daughter has been photographed by me countless amount of times, I sometimes think she will decide one day not to pose for me ever again, but she gets sent a bunch of Emma Warren T-Shirts to advertise and I get summoned to be her photographer. Ofcourse I drop everything and I take the challenge. We are in Italy, perfect set up, once the sun goes down a bit we run out to shoot. Always in a hurry and overexcited, working together but also bickering a bit about the creative side of the photographs. She challenges me more than any of my clients, we are also both very stubborn...Luckily while shooting these photographs of the Orca embroiled white T-Shirt we communicated well. Eloise has the outfit ready and to make the black orca pop out, I decide to use the still blazing sun to backlit the clothes and the model.
Next design ' bugging me bug' slogan tee! Coincidentally, we are starting to argue a little bit, mainly about the location of the photographs, I want to shoot on a tilted grey stone wall ( just because I don't see a lot of those in London ) while Eloise is set on the cactus idea ( probably for the same reason as mine ). We go for both.
Even though it’s 6pm the sun is still quit high casting big shadows, this works well as long as the model is not looking directly into the direction of the sun which also happens to be the direction of my camera.
It's nearly time to wrap it up, we are on holidays after all plus arguments are exhausting...ice cream anyone? Not just any flavour by the way, for it to work with the colour of the letters on the ' have a wonderful day' slogan tee and the yellow skirt, we need strawberry and mango! We scouted the location before, the peachy wall not far from the ice cream place. Now we just have to run with the ice-cream and hope it doesn’t melt before we take the photo!
We shoot the Rainbow Pride T-Shirt once back in London. I do have a selection of backdrops in nearly all colours of the rainbow.
We are mucking around and Eloise makes a silly bun on the top of her head, I look at her and I instantly know this will work with the shape of the rainbow on the T-Shirt.
Facial expressions are one of my signature shots when photographing children, so I just shout: ‘make faces’! She is in the right mood, job done.