After far too long a break, I got Sharon back in front of the lens for some light painting and infrared shots, which is alway great fun and was very productive. After posting Portal and Emblem on Facebook I got a bit of a spike in traffic on her page here, so they’ve been popular images. More to come from her in the near future I hope.
This image of Sharon is the 4th image in my ongoing Translucence series and, as with the others, the colour of the fabric has been a big part of making each image unique. The only complication has been that the colour of the final image is never quite the same as the colour of the fabric used. This stuff was quite definitely purple, but what I’ve got is perhaps closer to pink. The next one will probably be yellow. Probably.
Having survived her first light painting shoot, a portrait with her sister, Sharon kindly agreed to come back and pose for some of the images that had been rattling around in the back of my head since that first shoot, and did a great job helping to translate those ideas into reality. We shot some light painting, some Lensbaby and some infrared, and I discovered a rather fantastic new light – a little LED torch that my friend Stephen gave me – that I used to light both Fixation and Checked.
After much delay, being too busy, and schedules not quite meshing, I finally got Sharon (right) and Lin (left) into the studio to take the pair of portraits that we’ve had planned for ages (shown here as a single image). It was Sharon’s first time in the studio and so, me being me, I threw her right in at the deep-end with a standing light painting pose. All went to plan and much fun was had by all. More to come from both in the future I hope.