I first met Misuzu a couple of years ago when a model cancelled on me at the last minute and I needed an emergency replacement.  That was one of the best cancellations I’ve ever had as Misuzu pounced into the breach and was an absolute joy to work with. I love working with models. When your creative streaks click and you bounce off each other you normally end up producing images you both love and are proud of. When another shoot fell through with a few weeks to go I knew immediately who I was going to get to fill in again and luckily I was able to book her for the session.

I remembered Misuzu as being good but she was on fire for this set. All I had to do was give her a rough idea of what I wanted to capture and she was away, flow posing with effortless grace and elegance. What a privilege to be able to create such work and call it a hobby. We also worked on a more glamour oriented boudoir set, which she also excelled at, but thats a story for another day.

These were all shot with my trusty Fuji XT1 which is a fabulous little camera. I used the 35mm and 56mm primes, I pretty much only shoot primes now apart from the long tele’s. When I was using zooms I’d tend to be zooming back and forth in lens and not get a uniform series of shots. Primes slow me down a bit which is a good thing and produce a more considered composition. Lighting was from a studio strobe to the left of the model as we look at her fitted with a single strip light to produce a soft yet defined beam of light across her body. I bought in a 8ft by 4ft foamboard to the right to gently lift the shadows slightly.

You can see more of Misuzu at her website – https://misuzu.co.uk/

 

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