When I first started working with models a few years back I deliberately set out to work with the best in the business. I was incredibly fortunate early on to attend a training day with Katy Cee modelling, shoot on a studio day with Rachelle Summers and shortly afterwards manage to book a couple of hours with Artemis Fauna when she was in North Wales. That first shoot with Artemis was fabulous. We were working in less than an ideal location with challenging light but between my button mashing and her experience and ingenuity we produced a set of images I still rate amongst my favourite work. If you’re really lucky I’ll get round to blogging that shoot one day.

Anyway that shoot had gone so well that the next time I noticed Artemis was in the area I booked her for a day and we set off to explore my little corner of Anglesey. Light was harsh and I struggled a little but again with her help and a little perseverance I think we got some awesome shots.

We started at the beach and did some standard art nude on a rock stuff. The results were nice but the light really was harsh and the transition from shadow to highlight was glaring. A change of plan was needed so we tucked up against a cliff face and put a lace throw Artemis had to good use.

Artemis

Artemis

I love the patterns across Artemis’s skin we managed to achieve by holding the throw between the sun and her. I’m a total sucker for delicate fabrics like this I just think they’re so delicate and feminine and when they double up as awesome light modifiers then all the better.

Happy with the results from the beach it was time to head inland and explore an abandoned farmhouse nearby. This is classic art nude, the texture and decay of the surrounding brickwork contrasting against the smooth skin and beautiful form of Artemis. Glorious natural light from the side washing across her to create just beautiful images.

Artemis

Artemis

By now it was getting towards lunchtime so we took a quick break and then we started on the plan for the afternoon. A little fashion work in the home studio and then some boudoir in an improvised bedroom.

Artemis had a fabulous set of outfits and jewelry and I was really happy with how these turned out. This is one large softbox off to the left with a big white polyboard reflector bouncing light back in from the right. really simple setup, really pleasant results.

Artemis

Artemis

Artemis

And finally we moved back under natural light and shot a short fun and intimate boudoir set. All natural light and using white sheets to bounce light around the set. Again really simple and again fabulous if you’re working with the right people or can pull the expressions from your sitter.

Artemis

Artemis

I can’t believe it’s been two years since this shoot. I really must make an effort to try and work with Artemis again, she’s a fabulous model and always a joy to work with. You can follow her adventures on her facebook page at Artemis Fauna on Facebook