created May 23, 2004
we last saw the lovely Leona, we tried to make some images on my back
stairs (click here).
As you may recall, I did a terrible job in setting the exposure for
these images, and only the magic of digital photo editing allowed us to
take a glance at the images. But technically, the negatives are
nearly worthless. I was very disappointed.
agreed to a quick, one-hour sitting to redo this particular setup.
So, natural light, late morning on a slightly overcast April day, and a
lovely model. See what happened.
has been a favorite model this past year or two, visiting here
lots of times & posing, what, a half-dozen times plus little
mini-sittings like this one. Not only is she beautiful, I
just like spending time with her.
has been exercising every day, and her body shows the benefits
of her daily routine.
of course, I highly appreciate the support she's provided over
the past year or so. She is always willing to pose for me.
back stairs area is a weird space. There are two
low large windows to the left, a small window at the
top of the back wall, and a peaked roof with small
skylights on both roof slopes. With white walls,
light floods in & bounces around at all times of
was something easy & peaceful about this sitting. By
now, Leona & I know each other fairly well, and I certainly
understand how her body looks. On her part, she was a
beginner when she started modeling with me; now we'd have to
call her "experienced".
believe that we made these exposures a few weeks before the set
When Leona & I did these images, my
dog Tundra was old but wasn't doing as poorly as she was
with Kaitlynn visited. As such, I think I was less
often said that I don't photograph model's backs often
enough. My reason is simple: I like talking with the
model during the sitting, and it's feels unnatural to have a
conversation with someone who is facing away from you. But
we were having a quiet time during this sitting, so I snuck in
at it, this image could be printed better, darkening the area
below her waist. Maybe I'll reprint.
still say that the
back images I recently did with Lydia are the best I've done
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