A long weekend.
Not much to do.
Not likely to find any shots to blog.
A weekend for a bit of diy perhaps? Shopping? Visiting friends? A little chocolate egg consumption?
Let’s get the first one out of the way. Call it vanity if you will, but with a week in Havana less than a month away this is a time for restraint. Have to rediscover my bikini body somehow, so I’ll be skipping the eggs until this guy lays me some!
Yes, I did a bit of that. With a bit of inspiration from Kevin Kubota, and assorted lengths of toilet overflow pipe I made a frame for a scrim. (A large panel for diffusing light to the uninitiated). Fabric to cover it bought online; I’d already saved a couple of hundred pounds, but now we hit a snag. Fabric needs cutting, hemming, and elasticating to fit the frame. Possessing neither the skills nor the equipment for the job, it was time to go shopping. Into a fancy dress shop in Durham where the man behind the counter solved my problem for the princely sum of £6.50. There is clearly profit to be made in manufacturing scrims!
So to the visiting friends. I’ve been commissioned to shoot a boudoir set, but with a difference. My client told me that whilst she would be happy to shoot some of it in the cottage where she lives, some friends of hers had a property that they had offered to her if I felt it had possibilities, so I went for a bit of a recce.
Which is how I came to be sitting in the living room of a successful couple of entrepreneurs who own a country house in Northumberland. Does it have possibilities as a photogenic venue? I spotted one or two.