Last year, I had the pleasure of working with Bella again, on an eclectic shoot over in Richmond. We shot 5 looks - each look seemed to dictate a persona for Bella, like an actor taking on a different role. This one felt like she was the head of a girl-gang, hanging out waiting for her crew to arrive.
It was great to work with Misaki and Eileen, they are both great at what they do - which made me feel the pressure! Eileen helped out with some art direction and ideas for the shoot, we had to think on our feet - as I struggled with the lighting at the original location (The Richmond Soap Bar Launderette), so we had to take it out on to the streets nearby.
I brought along some props from my collection, which worked well with the outfit expertly styled by Misaki, again adding to the 'character' Bella portrayed.
I took my Polaroid 240 Land Camera along with me, loaded with Fujifilm FP3000-b peel apart instant film. The film has been discontinued now for a while, and remains my favourite film of all time - so using it is even more precious and special. I love the results.
I actually shot these on 2 different DSLRs, I had recently purchased a Canon 70D and I was getting used to it, but I also used my trusty Canon 550D - which also meant I could didn't have to keep swapping between my lenses.
Thank you to Bella, Eileen and Misaki for putting up with me on the shoot AND the long wait for me to edit this set - 1 down, 4 to go! Thanks to the The Soap Bar Laundrette for having us, and The Waffle Press for feeding us :)