The book: Zoe Fest 2009, Mission Beach, Australia has been sent off to the printers.
Soph has such style to her modeling, and she likes to be anonymous in the photographs. So when I booked my room at the Elandra in Mission Beach and they had props already in the room I was delighted and had a few ideas that would fit to her style of figure work. It’s a challenge to make anonymous nudes. A too obvious pose lets the viewer in on the secret, and I never like to give away my secrets and I wanted to bring out something more that also worked with her style. So this all worked out brilliantly in this space. At least I think so.
Rebecca and I didn’t have plans to shoot before arriving to OZ … as I couldn’t get in touch with her traveling booty! But, the first time we shot together in California I was going to use the Holga/Polaroid Back camera with Type 85… but I was out of Sodium Sulfite for clearing the negatives. So, we weren’t able to do that. So in OZ, she and I both had some time the last day and she asked, “do you have any of the Polaroid left?” Awesome! So, that’s all I shot her with. And I’m extremely happy with what we created! Some of these crazy shadows … only this film would ever bring them out like this. So glad I still have some left. These are always very precious pictures to me since there will never be Type 85 again. Enjoy.