As I said, this was an exploratory set that I shot in much the way we used to shoot Polaroids as tests. We will be working together again soon to make 'production' shots.
A woman such as this has strong (no pun intended) impact standing before you and so testing lets you get past the forest and find the trees. It is a step in a process.
I am particularly delighted with the more mature aspects of the subject in a theatre usually assigned to youth.
This is shot on Ilford HP5+ film and it has a luscious way with skin which I quite like. A great many of my studio nudes have been shot on T-Max 400 which is nice, but has a more clinical precise look whereas the HP5+ has an almost vintage feel to it.
It's all fun!
"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi