Yes, I know I said this post would be about staying in Bournemouth. But it isn’t.
A long time ago, when I’d only just begun modelling nude, I worked with Allan Jenkins and while I loved the results, I did not have much experience and looking back now on the photos, I can tell.
So earlier this year (about four years after that shoot), I contacted Allan and we arranged to work together again.
Shooting with Allan is very different to shooting with other photographers. Having a background in fine art, he treats the composition of background/props as a still-life setting, arranging strands of hair and folds of material until the overall effect works as a piece. Most of my nude work requires strong or dramatic posing, but here, a raised eyebrow or tilt of the head can change the entire photo.
Allan’s photos (which I really recommend you have a look at), bring out sensuality without being too sexual or explicit- in fact while posing I felt… sculptural(?) as if I was posing for a painter or sculptor, and not for a photograph. We’ve been discussing shooting on location in the summer so there may well be more where these came from…
Allan has one of the coolest studios I’ve ever worked in. It’s full of STUFF! I fell in love with this lamp the last time I was there and finally got to pose with it! It looks science-fiction-y. Very happy Roswell. 😀
Talking of science-fiction, I have some writing news… I finished the first draft of another novel a week or so ago! I also have an interesting project in the pipeline, involving a short story I wrote a while ago. I don’t want to jinx it so will save the info for later…
More photos soon- I have a backlog!
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