These are the behind the scenes and outtake photos of Project L: Part 21 – Winter cottage.
Designing this photoshoot took quite much of my mental resources. I wanted to do something more meaningful this time, to create a bigger gap between the actual photos and behind the scenes.
I planned the photoshoot to include a more narrative viewpoint, voiding the chronological behind the scenes-esque photos between the planned activities, as seen in the previous Project Ls. I felt that they broke the otherwise fluent presentation. I believe that the new method worked out quite well, and I’m pleased with the results. No doubt I’ll be using the same formula in future photoshoots.
behind the project
I had taken with me my trusty 5D Mark III, two 600EX-RTs, 16-35mm f/2.8L II and 50mm f/1.2L, which is practically everything I need.
Besides those I had an umbrella stand to be used as a light diffuser. For long I’ve shunned using umbrellas with shiny surfaces, such as latex, as often their spokes are reflected from the shiny surface. But when shooting, whilst not polishing the suit after every shot, the spokes are not visible – especially when using the umbrella as a mere fill light.
I usually prefer to use ambient lighting, as it’s more of a challenge and more honest, but if I would stop advancing my techniques, I’d get absolutely bored of photography. There are countless ways to do things, and one should attempt to improve their techniques all the time. Even if the attempts would be awful. Sure it’s okay to stick in the comfort zone for a while – especially if people like it – but it does get repetitive one day.
The actual process of taking the photos was really awesome. As we had plenty of time, absolutely no rush to anywhere and a warm cottage at our disposal nearby of the shooting locations. Between taking photos we usually just lounged in the cottage, chatting away whilst drinking and eating. It’s true, common hobbies, such as photography (and latex), bring people together.
I love your work very much, please keep on with project L it’s amazing.
The Model is not the typical Model but i love her natural look.
Does she like wearing Latex or is she lucky when the suit is off?
Hey! You did a good Job shooting these Photos!
The Sauna part is crazy =D.. Was it okay for her beeing in Sauna in Latex?
And did the Suit actually survive the heat?
Another Question.. Where did you find those Models? Are they paid or are they volunteer
Thank you for your feedback!
About the sauna: The model seemed to love the feeling. As she threw water to the heater and heat filled the sauna, she said “This is… odd. Strange, but extremely nice. It feels so safe… like someone’s constantly hugging you. It’s wonderful!”
The suit can withstand heat with no problem. Why would steam, only 80 degrees Celsius, cause damage to it?
About the models: All of my models are voluntary. They’re most often people I know, or friends of people I know. You know, ordinary people – people who are themselves. The models gain a wonderful experience of wearing a suit they’ve never worn before and get professional photos of them for free, whereas I’m able to put photos on Photour for everyone to see, try out new photography techniques and improve my skills.
Have any of your models gotten any latex of their own?
Guten Abend aus Deutschland :-)
I´ve had just looked through all the Folders and must admit ; Thats a proper and well done job !!!
I like your intension of showing someone in a combination of Latex and ordenary cloth as it would be the normalst in their life . Most of it have been made by your models cause they didn´t look unwell and unconfortable . The next thing is you caught them in an moment where they showed their normal face . The combination of both things was the way to bring it to a success .
Another thing that I like very much is none of the Models have any Tattoo or at least if they have we don´t see them . Not that I don´t like Tattoos but I can´t stand it when a woman in Latex is covered by Tattoos all over her body . I like your natural way showing the Models as they are , Humans .
Respekt for this projekt and I look forward to see more of your pics .
P.S. : Is it possible that Miia loves to wear the Latexsuit . Opposite to all the other Models she looks like she really have fun in the suits and acts absolutly natural while wearing them :-)
Great photos. I have found wearing slick clothing while skiing can be a bit challenging if you fall down while on a steep hill. You tend to start sliding uncontrollably. I would assume latex would be similar. I did like the snow shots. Have you ever had any guys would were interested in wearing latex? I mean you are trying to promote the material so it should be good for everyone.
Yes, I’d love to shoot men also, and I’m sure there would be a line of volunteers to model for me, but unfortunately I don’t have quite that much clothing suited for men. I’ve got a male catsuit, but I don’t think wearing that would be proper for the project, instead I’d prefer to show male clothing as non-skintight, casual clothing, such as Libidex’s Men’s clothing series portrays.
The other thing is, that photographing males in latex would not have as much interest as photographing females – typically the demography for females wearing latex is much higher than the demography for males wearing latex. This is why I can’t really invest in “regular” male clothing, it doesn’t pay off the slightest.
interesting. combination with latex wool and rope will be cool.
I’m looking at your shoots and i really like these.
I think that it is a good idea to show people wearing latex as it was a natural thing.
Showing latex worn with others materials is well I think.
I also like to wear latex suits, but I recognize that it’s difficult to wear latex in public life. So, I wear my latex suits under classic suits. :-(
I think it’s also more difficult in France than in England or Germany or in Netherlands.
What do you think about ?