This week, after a while in the planning, I met up to do a shoot with model James Hatton. We met up in Starbucks for a chat and some caffeine before we started, hitting it off instantly. We had to work around the weather, which was forecast to be dry, but looking out the window it was clearly raining without much contrast, so hardly ideal conditions for a shoot. However James had a secret location up his sleeve that allowed us to shoot outside, still with the same ambient city light we wanted but within a dry environment, which meant both James and I, and more importantly the camera and lighting equipment, were all kept as dry as possible.
We spent 90 minutes shooting in this location, a place close to the quayside, which gave a unique perspective to the Tyne Bridge. I am amazed at how many different shots we managed to come away with from this limited location, in the time we had available. James was exceptionally professional, especially within the conditions, as he was frequently out in the elements, as I hid in the shelter to try and keep the rain off my camera.
I am very much looking forward to being able to work with James in the future.
After the shoot we went back to Starbucks for some much needed warmth, and to have a look at what we had created. Below are a selection of the images that we were able to achieve.
If you would like to work with me on something similar, or if you have some ideas of your own, please do not hesitate to get in touch.