Sometimes I have to go through a lot of film to get an idea.
I’ll show up in a city or meet with a model, and I need to warm up with exposing some frames, trying ideas out, bringing out the old tricks and then realizing that I am doing my old boring tricks again.
It would be amazing to show up and to have fully formed, fantastic ideas, all ready to go, from frame 1.
I have to burn through film in order for me to find magic.
There’s a great quote about writing that applies here:
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working
I booked Pushinka (beautiful!) and she brought her friend Mariya (beautiful too!) as a chaperone. We got along so well and had such a good time shooting, that I booked them both a second time.
During this first shoot with Pushinka in St. Petersburg, they took a smoke break. I threw the SF 20 flash on and snapped them on the stairwell in the apartment building.
Best shots of the shoot, maybe of the trip.