This shot started out as an attempt to reproduce something in the style of my shot from the day before yesterday, but in the end it turned out rather differently – mostly because I think this shot suits a much softer approach. And as such it makes a bit of a change from the last two, both of which had a much more ‘commercial’ feel (and I’m still waiting for the email from either HP or Coca Cola offering me vast amounts of money for my previous two shots … but I’m not holding my breath ;-)
If we’d had more time, i.e. my wife and I, I might have attempted to make this shot a bit more ‘polished’ – tidied up the loose strands of hair, set up the tripod to make getting the right composition a little less hit and miss – but at the moment our time to play around taking photographs is rather limited. By the time we’ve got all the kids to sleep the fine details of fashion and glamour photography are just a bit too much to be bothered with.
All that said, I like this shot, but my wife commented that she thought she looked miserable. In my opinion I think she has quite an enigmatic smile :-)
And finally, I did two versions of this shot – this one, and a horizontally reversed black and white version – and I don’t really know which one I like best. If anyone’s interested I could post the other version tomorrow.
10.22pm on 8/3/04
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