Posted June 29th 2016
I had been on a few photoshoots with my friend Vilija before, always both as photographers. However, I knew that she was also comfortable in front of the camera and thought she would make a wonderful subject for my close-up portraiture. So I was very pleased when Vilija agreed to be my model for the day!
We designed the shoot together, taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion photography and classic portraiture. Our day started early with some shots in a colourful subway before the Saturday shoppers arrived. We then moved to my home studio before finishing in the afternoon sunshine at the local botanic garden.
It was an enjoyable and memorable day that took us on a five mile tour of the CB1 area of Cambridge, and left us with a treasure trove of images that I still dip into often, many months later.
The shoot was also a great way to get to know Vilija better as an artist and a friend. She is herself a creative photographer, and our conversations have influenced the way I approach and plan my photography. We would soon be planning a second collaboration.
Here are a few pictures from the collection. I will publish some more in a later blog post.
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