I get a lot of hugs from models. Recently one arrived at the studio, and assumed a stance like she was about to tackle me. "Are you ready?" she asks.
I brace myself, not knowing what to expect. "Um, yes?"
And she ran and jumped at me, but when I embraced her, her body was stiff and her arms remained at her sides while she wriggled.
After a moment I set her down again, and she smiles and asks "I call it the Salmon, do you like it?"
(Very glad I didn't drop her!)
The current state of my Pantheon Project, due for release at the end of January.
I changed the way I was adding the project branding. Instead of an added, solid colour bar on one side, I'm now using a transparent logo, and this means ~80% of the finished images needed to be re-cropped, backgrounds filled in, and the logo applied.
180 photos finished so far!
While in Japan last week I spent a lot of time in Yodobashi in Akihabara, drooling over things I don't need (The Fujifilm X-T3) and things I do (everything in the lighting section).
One thing that struck me was the insane difference in quality between the Aliexpress and Godox umbrellas I've been buying, and -good ones- like Suntech and PhotoPro.
I see now there's a good reason they cost three times as much. Every component and every stitch is better, stronger, smoother.
Recently someone took issue with a hashtag I often use, #strongnotskinny as seen here:
They indicated that it was a tag promoting one body type over another, and I disagreed. They've deleted their post, but I wanted to address the issue:
Strong not skinny is a defiant cry against everyone who thinks women should be slim, soft, and incapable.
The women I photograph work hard so they can do stuff.
Fuck skinny, be awesome instead.
This is Aurelie. ^_^
Full time photog in Brisbane, Australia. I shoot athletes, mostly.
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