Model: Anna Ingordino
Location: Florence, Italy
This shoot took place on a sunny winter’s day in Florence. Anna had a very impressive portfolio to show for herself and so I was somewhat intimidated, though very excited. Before meeting her I had a green tea at a cafe near our meeting point, went through the details of the shoot.
When I met her I was impressed by the literal largess of her personality. She informed me that she was in Florence to check out some of the vegan restaurants and other food distributors for her blog, and we had a nice and relaxed conversation all the way to the Ponte Vecchio, where much of the shoot took place.
The sky was blue and the sunlight was harsh; I regretted not having brought a reflector. It was nice and warm, and Florence wasn’t all that crowded, which made for a nice and comfortable atmosphere.
We went through a few outfit changes and different locations and lighting situations, before moving back into the heart of the city. Anna was interested in doing a couples’ shoot, and so we set out to find fitting counterparts. It took a while, but eventually we found a bearded Brazilian (as seen in the photos) sitting by the Duomo. He was somewhat hesitant at first but gradually managed to ease into the poses, with the help of Anna. This was very amusing to me as Anna and the Brazilian could not communicate verbally, due to the difference in languages.
We wrapped up the shoot after this last episode, and I went home with a wonderful collections of photographs, to my excited little dog.