I had had Beffy on my Want To Work With list for a long time, but as she was Midlands based it had taken a while to organise. As chance would have it, my shoot with her turned out to be the last official modelling slot she undertook before taking a full break from the scene - whether permanent or temporary we shall see.
Hopefully the latter, as I’d shoot with her again in an instant.
I have become very partial to working with models with very short hair. The fact that Harriet was also a ginger redhead, very tall and new to the south-east was added recommendation. She brought along some very distinctive vintage clothing and we had a great shoot.
A London street shoot with a green-haired La Rana Arrogante was one of the highlights of my first year of model shooting (2014) and I jumped at the chance to have another brief London location shoot with her during one of her occasional trips to the UK. Her hair was no longer green, as can be seen.
Ever since my three shoots with Mai Osuga I’ve been keen to find more Asian models to work with, so it was a delight to be contacted by Li, a young Chinese model, via Facebook to say that she liked my work and would like to arrange a shoot with a designer and MUA. It was great to work with all three.
The Fulham studio was being managed that day by Mona, 18yr old Austrian girl with an absolutely radiant natural beauty. Later I asked the studio owner to see of Mona would be happy to do an informal shoot with me and one was duly arranged. It was good to work with someone who is more anxious to become a photographer than a model.
It was a fitting way to end the shooting year, the rest of December being taken up with my first experience of exhibiting work - at a 4-man exhibition held at the Little Chelsea Gallery in Eastbourne. I selected quite a few images not previously shared - principally from shoots with Estrany, Lulu Lockhart, Nina Sever and Laurence.