My Creative Partner In Crime. NSFW

Angela and I met on Model Mayhem a year ago and we've been good friends ever since. We're a great team and we work well together. We've been shooting a lot in the past few months, eventually things get repetitive. It's great having someone who I can work with to test out some new ideas, lighting set ups and locations. Unfortunately she's a Spanish traveller and she won't be in Melbourne much longer, hopefully this is not our last shoot together. 

As previously stated we've been shooting a lot, how do we come up with new ideas all the time? We make mood boards, we communicate our ideas, it's a collaborative effort, we're a team, I make her look good as a photographer and she makes my photos look good by being such an amazing model. 

It's good to have friends that get you outside of your comfort zone, I have a fellow creative challenging me, taking me outside of my comfort zone, improving me as a photographer every time we shoot.

Angela and I are a great team, because we shoot together so much, we're very comfortable around each other which makes it easer for me personally, as it helps me get some cheekier photos that I would not be comfortable doing with anyone else. I can say that because of Angela more confident working with other models who want sexier type of photos for their portfolios.

We've shot indoors and outdoors but due to the face that we're located in Melbourne it makes it hard to do a beach shoot so we've been shooting indoors a lot. Small rooms but we work every single corner, and room, using one light set ups two light set up 3 light set ups, and even natural light!

Window light is amazing to shoot with I never use natural light because I like to have more control over light, but you see that in the examples above natural light can work!

As you can probably tell from the picture on top of the page Angela doesn't mine the sexier type of pictures, this is because we've built up a good working relationship where we're comfortable around each other, having said that I think Angela is so confident that she's comfortable in her own skin in front of anyone, Angela has help me over come some anxieties that I've had working with other models. This has helped me get shots with others that I would never have gotten before. 

We've been playing around shooting implied nudes, having said that she isn't exactly nude in any of the pictures, she's wearing underwear.

Here's what Angela was wearing underneath.

We've shot in small rooms often but this is no limitation to the work we're capable of creating. All the pictures that have been posted are from the same shoot in a small hotel room.

As you can see we create amazing work together, it's because of our friendship and the way that we challenge each other as creatives. I've enjoyed having such an amazing person work with over the past year and to be honest I'll miss the shoots we have together because every time we have a photo shoot together our shoots go for 3-4 hours just because our rapport is so good that it allows us to make sure we have all our ideas out of our heads.

It's been a great time knowing Angela but all good things must come to end. I'm sad that we won't be able to continue creating but I can say that our time together improved me as a photographer and I'll be better prepared for future shoots with other models in future. 

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