Oh my, I have got so many photos and stories to share with you, I’ve just been too busy to find the time to sit down and put it all together. But as I am sitting here, all by myself, in a hotelroom in the end of the world (as I’d like to call it), Tromsø, I’ve finally found some time and a little bit of creativity left for this blog, after a long day of shooting portraits. I will tell you more about why I am here, and what I am really doing here, tomorrow or later on tonight, because now I can’t wait to share the pictures from my latest fashion shoot with you!
So, last weekend I had a spontaneous fashion shoot with this really talented model, Sandra Safari. It was spontaneous in the way that we simply decided to go through with our kind-of-plans just three hours before the shoot. Sandra packed her suitcase full of beautiful clothes that she chose after I’d sent her my moodboard, and then we just met for the very first time in Bakklandet, even if the forecast warned about heavy rain all afternoon. We just felt that now is the time. I had been wanting to photograph more fashion for a long time, and I had been wanting to use some of Trondheim’s hundreds of beautiful, unique and colourful wooden doors as frames in my photos for an even longer time.
Ironically, it started to rain the same second as we met. So we found shelter in the nearest coffee-shop and thought we’d just wait it out. But after we had finished our coffee, chosen the outfits, and the rain was still pouring down, we just started walking with a big amount of hope that the sky would suddenly open up. Just as we were about to give up, we found an empty entrance, with a special little doorway under a roof (that you can see on the first photo below) and we thought we’d try to take some shots.
As soon as we started shooting under the roof, the rain actually stopped pouring down! Like magic! So we found us some beautiful doors down the street and just fell into such a creative flow. We just couldn’t stop, so when it started to rain again shortly after, I simply opened my umbrella and challenged myself to hold it at the same time as shooting on autofocus.
I was so impressed by Sandra who was standing under the cold rain, looking so beautiful and relaxed, and she was moving and changing poses like she’ve never done anything else in her life. I really love to work with models whom knows how to move their bodies, I get so much variety in my photos! My favorite moment was when she started dancing down the street and a live band started playing in a nearby pub at the exact same time. Everything just felt meant to be. We forgot about time and kept shooting until the darkness came to interupt us.
I am so happy for this shoot and I can’t wait to get back to Trondheim and have more shoots within this project! I’ll be working together with a makeup artist on my last weekend in town before I move (29-30 of October) and we are still looking for one or two models more, so if anyone’s interested please contact me! 🙂
Have a great night lovers!