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The first time I ever ventured into a studio a dozen or so years ago, I dabbled in some low key figure work with a very patient model.  I had no idea what I was doing but with a lot of experimentation and encouragement, managed to produce a few images that I was delighted with.  What really opened my eyes that day was the intense beauty and atmosphere that could be created with a single large soft box and a black background.  The shape and texture of a body can be defined in a subtle yet very effective way using that set up. 

Whilst I still prefer to shoot outside, in order to stop my creativity from drying up completely during the long British winter, I occasionally venture indoors to keep my hand in.  So it was a couple of months back that I worked with Rachelle Summers,  very accomplished model here in the UK.  Surprisingly our paths had never crossed before, mainly due to geography, but we managed to find a window in our mutual schedules and spent a very enjoyable day together.

Rachelle is adept at working in different photographic genres, but her creativity really came to the fore when we shot a low ket figure set.  Armed with only a wooden box as a prop, she pulled off a dazzling series of beautiful, thoughtful poses in a classical style but with her own twist and invention.  So I am pleased to share a sample from this set. Enjoy! 
  • Listening to: "In a Perfect World" - Kodaline
  • Reading: "Rogue Lawyer" - John Grisham
  • Watching: "The Vikings"
  • Playing: Cycling again
  • Eating: A cheese & ham croissant
  • Drinking: Peruvian mountain coffee
mapok0024 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. Great series so far, but you could upload them a tad larger - I myself prefer 1200 x 1800 for my uploads.
robpolder Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
great work from the both of you, tfs! rob
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