I've spent most of the last few days processing my shots from the Bodygraphia event and have 13 images that I'll probably post over the next week or so: 12 that are directly related to the event, and one random shot of a couple of forest rangers we came across during one of the shoots. In looking through them all, and trying to make sense of the event and my reaction to it, I realised that the images fall into three main categories.

The first category could be described as 'shots that were contrived for the purposes of the event', i.e. where I decided exactly what to shoot, set up the lights, directed the model (kind of), and so on. There are only three shots in this category, all taken during the same session.

The second category are all images that were taken while one of the rest of my group was shooting. In other words, they're opportunistic shots. There are five shots in this category.

The final category, of which this shot is an example, is a set of portraits of Iva Sakarova, one of the five models that were present at the event. Interestingly, seven of the 12 shots I'll be posting are shots of Iva, probably because I found her the easiest to work with. I should add that all the models were great but I found it much easier to 'see' the shots I wanted when shooting her. That's not a great explanation, but I don't think I can put it any better at the moment.

Anyway, as Iva will be featuring in quite a few shots, here's a bit of background ...

She's been modelling professionally for three years, currently lives in Bulgaria, but is heading off to Scotland later this year to study Philosophy, Film and Visual Culture. I'm hoping to meet up with her again before she leaves so will probably have a few more shots before the end of next month.

As always, let me know what you think.

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11.52am on 16/8/10
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