One of my goals for November and December was to try to experiment with some new concepts and ideas. I already posted about some work with the Japanese lanterns, but there were other concepts. Another idea I wanted to work with included water indoors.
Most of my outdoor shoots are located near streams, lakes, or rivers because I enjoy combining the nude with water. If we shoot, and the temperatures are warm enough (or even close to warm enough), then expect you’ll likely end up wet by the end. Of course that only works for those months a model can comfortably pose in the water. Even if the air is warm, the water coming down mountain streams can be much colder. Really it seems that May through October seems to mark the limits with the first and last of those months being iffy. For instance I worked with Keira outside on a comfortable day at the end of September on a day, but saw snow the next day. I got in two outdoor shoots in October thanks to nice temperatures and luck. Still in all three shoots there were limits to the amount of time I could get the models into the water due to the cooler air.
So, I’ve begun to explore working with water inside. Again as with the first shoot with the Japanese lanterns, these are more experimenting with a concept than a refined idea. First I tried shooting by dribbling water on a model. Charlie Kristine did some nice work with this one as I subjected her to something a little too close to water torture. I did get a few good images, but realized I’d need to go somewhere else to get the results I hoped. And the table in the photo was not harmed creating this photo.
Next I worked with Rachel Dashae for the first time and we did some work on the idea. Here I put her into my shower. Lighting the tiny bathroom proved to be quite a challenge, but again I was able to produce some results I liked.
Last model I worked with this idea on was Xlcr Moon. She brought the wonderful, and in retrospect obvious, idea of using oil to help bead the water on her body. The results completed more what I’d been looking for in these shoots and this photo shows I think the best example of the concept.