Tanya; A local model for once
Ireland is a small place and when you break that down again into the percentage of the population that are models (and indeed photographers), it’s a smaller place again. The fact is, there simply aren’t the same number, nor indeed the same quality of models here in Ireland as there are in the UK. So with flights so cheap, I invariably fly in models from there to work with me. But this weekend, I had the rare treat of working with Tanya, a very local model.
Tanya is extremely new to modelling and I believe I was only the second photographer she had ever shot with, so it was all quite new to her. But given how she looks and how incredible her eyes are, I have no doubt she’ll get as many shoots as she’ll ever want. Stunning looking girl and very down to earth, which is quite refreshing considering how up herself she could be!
We kept it all quite simple because I didn’t want to scare her off or make her nervous or uncomfortable in anyway. So it was all natural light stuff, shot in my sitting room. In one way it was a good plan, but I can’t help feeling that pushing the boat out a little in terms of the styling and lighting, would have made for more dramatic images? Anyway, I’ve asked to work with her again, so fingers crossed.
Lighting wise, these were all taken on my now favourite natural light lens – the Nikon 85mm f1,8. I love it for this kind of work. The only light source was the main window which she was 2~3 feet away from. Reflections and fill were from a hand held reflector and the remaining walls in the room.