The aim of this shoot was really just messing around and trying some new things and, as is often the case, for Sven to try out a new Fuji lens! We had thought earlier in the day to aim for something fun and try some 'street fashion' type work, although as always plans change over the course of the day as we find different locations and see what works and what doesn't.
We had a couple of props for Rose to try out, including an umbrella - although we didn't get any rain, a couple of outfits and a bright pink handbag. I feel a bit awkward still trying to make fashion, prop or pose suggestions, relying also on Rose to help decide what would look natural, and hopefully not too forced. It would be great one day to try a larger shoot with a more expert fashion stylist to help provide suggestions!
As the afternoon progressed we found a few different locations to use around downtown, not all of which worked out, but I did particularly like the dark shadows and patches of light in a tall skinny alley off Shortland St. The look definitely shifted in these photos from our original 'fun' idea into something more noire, maybe looking a bit like an 'adult' situation haha. But I do love dark shadows and chiaroscuro, so will keep this alley in mind next time too!