My first experience of studio photography was a nude workshop run by John Tisbury, and I remember him saying that one of the best pieces of advice he could give to an inexperienced photographer was to work with the best models they could afford. His advice was born out on the day by Iveta Niklova, the model he had brought with him.
I’ve worked with Iveta a couple of times, and she is incredible in her ability to flow from one pose to another, constantly changing the image that she offers the photographer; a huge boon when you wouldn’t know where to start in posing someone.
At the recent meeting of the Bananastudios Creative Talent Circle we were introduced to a new model called Jessica, for whom this was her first time in front of the camera and studio lights. By contrast she was the one needing guidance and direction from the photographers, and yet they unanimously agreed that she’d been fantastic. Sometimes just being beautiful is enough.