Green is a wonderful colour, especially during autumn. It reminds you of what you just had and lights something happy inside of you.
Metallic green is even better, and for some reason I’m drawn to it so much that the project’s latex wardrobe consists of two catsuits – one from Fantastic Rubber, one from Libidex.
A bold task was given to the newcomers, sisters Oona and Elina, to get dressed in latex for the first time, and as the Fantastic Rubber’s suit is a neck-entry one, the challenge was decent.
And they managed it.
Well, Elina dressed her suit the wrong way around first. But that’s not the first time that has happened, nor is it the last.
One of the most decisive parts of a project is the moment when the models decide what to wear with the latex outfit.
It’s extremely important to choose well, but, frankly, my own personal fashion sense sucks at this, even after eight years of shooting latex.
I mean, leather is always a good choice, but how to accessorize it to make it look more casual and everyday-like? Beats me.
I had very little hope for the weather. As Finnish autumn is, it’s usually raining all day every day. We were very lucky to reach a clear skies and beautiful, deeply orange sunset.
Believe it or not, these images were very difficult to exposure correctly. The sunset’s light was so extremely bright and the surrounding areas were not that the camera’s sensor was really stretching its capabilities.
It would have been impossible to capture this light as we saw it without professional gear. I’ve trusted Canon’s colour science since I first started shooting digital, and I still do.
My Canon 1D X Mark III did an awesome job in capturing the true colours, and I doubt that any other camera would have been so accurate.
Of course some adjustments were needed in Adobe Lightroom, but only to restore the balance for monitors, not to change anything that wasn’t there.
Then the golden hour started. You know, the time just after the sunset. The shadows of the surrounding blocks of flats loomed upon us quickly.
There was only so little time left before the street lights take over as the main source of light.
Oona and Elina were so in sync during the shoot, that there was very little need to direct them.
So I let the natural flow of the shoot take us to “rap album covers” territory of shooting. I mean, we were in Kallio after all, a home for many of the youngsters doing music.
I feel that this project really hit the home in how casual the photoshoot was. Latex wasn’t the main focus of the shoot, but the chemistry and synergy between the siblings. Both are very unique, but still so much the same. They just happened to wear latex, which is absolutely the purest part of the photoshoot.
I’m humbly thankful that Elina and Oona took part in the project and dared to do something that many people never will have the courage – or a possibility – to do. We did a video interview, which will be coming to Patreon and YouTube shortly.
Oh yeah, YouTube gave our channel its monetization status back. That was pretty awesome of them to do.
By the way, the Project L’s Instagram has gained some nice traction lately. Take a look, and perhaps even follow me if you feel so, my purpose is to post there at least daily, but not in a spammy way. Quality over quantity.
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