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From the archive: A bit tribal
Model: Alice Bol; Makeup: Donna Graham; Wardrobe styling: Helen Waugh
Model: Alice Bol; Makeup: Donna Graham; Wardrobe styling: Helen Waugh

Shot at Velocity Studios, Chorley, early 2012 (if memory serves). This was one of those shoots that teetered on the brink of utter disaster, whilst somehow managing to work out alright in the end. There are other images from it that I’m going to share some other time, too, because I shot a lot of decent frames on this shoot, and it’s a shame never to show them.

The main problem I had with this shoot was a failure of people-management on my part. I really needed a producer, but I thought that I could manage the 8-strong group of models, makeup artist, body painter, wardrobe stylist and assistant by myself. I could – but not whilst trying to concentrate on shooting what was in front of me, and that’s why things nearly fell apart.

Still, in the end, and despite some considerable hiccups, we shot some cool stuff. One of the best outcomes was getting to work with Alice Bol, pictured above, who is one of the most focused and professional models I’ve ever had in front of my lens.