Model: Nadine K.
Location: Rhöndorf, Germany
Before I start to describe the actual process of the shoot with Nadine I’d like to give you some insight into the context. In May and June my inspiration and self-worth in terms of photography drastically decreased. I fell into a type of ‘artist’s frustration’, which left me void of motivation to open up new projects, brush up on editing skills, or accept shoot requests for the time being. When Nadine first wrote to me, the planning was the result of a type of ‘Pflichtgefühl’ - as we say in German - a need to push myself back into photography, whether I was ‘in the mood’ to do so or not. And what a fantastic decision that was.
For some reason Nadine’s character and - to a certain extent - even her looks were not quite what I had been expecting, based on the limited contact we had had, and the photographs I had seen of her on her sedcard (mainly pin-up styles and a rollerblading shoot), which I guess gave off a slightly more ‘serious’ aura than was true to Nadine. I was pleasantly surprised by her openness and warmth - good chemistry and friendly interaction is incredibly important to me during shoots, as most of you know by now! - and she was slightly nervous, which came across as very endearing.
We started off in the garden of my new apartment (moved in three weeks ago!), and then drove to the Rhine. Although the skies were cloudy and grey during the day, the evening proved to be the exact opposite, offering a clear blue sky and wrapping us in warm colours. As is visible in the photos, Nadine gave me a variety of poses to work with - which I greatly appreciated - and was overall very forthcoming, not to mention stunningly beautiful.
Sadly I couldn’t upload my favourites in this post (10mb limit on photos and too tired to compress), but as you can tell I really edited a large chunk of the shoot, meaning that I was rather pleased with quite a number of the photos. I hope Nadine did, too! She certainly seemed pleased!