Ladies, Gentlement, fellow Deviants;
After a few false starts of late, I've managed to get back out and shoot some B&W art nudes. A few of the shots are starting to appear, but it's taught me a little about being patient. I've had various reasons for the shoots not happening that happen to us all (such as bad weather and in one case, my hitting a Kangaroo on the way to one...) but finally things came together. I had the opportunity to work with the very professional Slyph Sia www.modelmayhem.com/2693709
who put in a superb effort on a day that included crossing the Sydney Harbour on a ferry, bursts of heavy rain, locations that had been locked up since my last visit, and a horde of loud schoolchildren. But throughout it all, Sylph flowed from pose to pose, endured getting wet in the rain, came up with a couple of great ideas herself, and did it all with a smile. The next time this lady is in town, make sure you book her for a shoot - you won't be disappointed.
And that's sort of my point; Sometimes, if you're prepared to wait and put up with a few false starts, things can come together and work really well. For example, there's a shoot I've been trying to put together for a while involving some graffiti in the upper Blue Mountains, but for whatever reason the dates just won't line up. The model - another tireless professional - is good to go whenever I can make it work, it's just gettting the logistics together that seem to be a bit of a niggle at the moment. Maybe this means that it'll be superb when it happens. Knowing the model, it probably will be.
But anyway, in this instant messaging, fast-food, video on demand day and age, here's to exercising a little patience to make sure we get quality, rather than just quantity.
- Warren B.