It's kinda strange having to do a shoot where your face is not shown. But then again, this time, the focus was on "body parts". More concentrating on the beauty of the female form through shade and light to enhance curves. Back in January, Steve Hayward, if you recall from the Naked at Yours home shoot, got in touch with me again to do a few experimental shoots doing close ups of the naked form such as bodyscapes.
I was more than happy to accept. Not only do I lack any such images, I was so chuffed that Steve chose me as he said I had the "right" sort of figure for it, and because I had a "perfect" skin tone for it as it's also looks smooth. The shooting date was set for Saturday 19 March 2011. Steve emailed me over some samples of what he was looking to do which all looked so challenging. Yet beautiful and inspirational. I was so excited!!
So Steve arrived around 10 in the morning. I had my hair and make-up done "just in case" but it turned out I didnt' need it in the end. Still, it's good to be prepared! The only outfit I really needed was white knickers. We experimented with a lot of poses and played with the lights to get the right effect. Some were more "raunchy" than others but in a subtle way. It's all about stimulating the imagination without being cheap and in your face.
The day went very well, and we had such a fun shoot. Unfortunately though, Steve came back to me a few days later, sounding rather unhappy and expressing how disappointed he was only being able to come up with a few good images. I told him not to dispair and that we could always redo it, even improve on it. Besides, it's about quality not quantity, and with the few edited pics he produced, I think they came out great! I can't wait to share it here.
I look forward to working with Steve again soon. I feel very comfortable working with him, and it's pleasant to work with someone who is serious and critical about his work. Once I get my schedule sorted, we plan on having another go. Maybe with even more ideas! Thanks, Steve, we'll keep in touch!