Saturday, 10 March 2012
Knowing Me, Knowing You
“The person you are photographing is 50% of the portrait and you are the other 50%.
You need the model as much as she needs you.
If she doesn’t want to help you, it will be a very dull picture.”
- Lord Patrick Lichfield, English Photographer
When Jinx Jiersen asks if you’d be interested in modelling for him on a photo shoot you answer, without hesitation, “Of course! When do we start?”
I have been fortunate enough to have been asked by Jinx twice – in May 2011 and March 2012. Both sessions have resulted in pictures which I adore.
A photo shoot with Jinx is a complete experience; it encompasses an interview, outfit and make-up selection, animation and pose choices, location and props discussion and finally, the photo shoot itself.
It really is a fun and delightful way to spend time. It is ego-stroking in the nicest possible way.
This time, however, I kinda turned the tables a little and - unknown to Jinx himself - snapped off some shots of my own as he worked; a pictorial diary of the experience.
Please enjoy this series of pictures which I have named “Knowing Me, Knowing You”. Sorry, but it’s the best I can do.