MUSIC, MAKE-UP AND STRIKE A POSE | Darrin Henry
It pays to have good neighbours when you are turning up the music on a week night for a photo shoot; as it happens we’re lucky to have some of the coolest around.
So, with a full batch of MP3s loaded onto the player we dragged the furniture out of the way and fired up our studio lights as another of St Helena’s stunners, Jodi Wade, stepped onto our backdrop for her first time modelling.
First Time Modelling Black and White
Although it was Jodi’s first time modelling, I had tried to tempt her over a year ago to give it a go. Finally we were getting it done and despite some initial nerves, it was clear she belonged in front of the camera.
With first-time models I am always conscious I need to keep things moving quickly, not too much faffing about with lights and backdrops, don’t keep the model waiting. Sharon is quick to recognise when I’m getting carried away and reminds me not to let the shoot drag!
Determined to maximise our time on set, we picked out five combinations from the outfits Jodi brought along and then Sharon set about her work with the make-up brushes.
My photography output preference is nearly always (nearly always) colour. Even though I usually edit grayscale versions of the chosen images in post-production, these aren’t normally posted.
But with this particular shoot I’ve decided to use the black and white files. They work really well, I think, with Jodi’s chiselled features and that lovely skin tone that Saint girls have.
It’s hard to say which is my favourite look. Jodi has a fun, dazzling smile which comes very naturally but she also carries the sultry look easily. I do know from the results you wouldn’t know it was Jodi’s first time modelling. We had a great time and I’m looking forward to doing it again!
Here’s a selection of the work we produced on a rainy night in Alarm Forest with the music turned up.