2015.01.25 Nihilism with Meiko Askara part 2
Say hello again to Meiko Askara.
I asked Meiko to paint her nails before the shoot, but she showed up with only one hand painted. She wasn't able to paint with her non-writing hand. I painted the other hand for her.
I've had a lot of odd moments like this during shoots, where I do something for a model that I assumed they could do themselves. I've had girls call me to come downstairs and parallel park their car for them. I've placed food into a model's mouth when her hands were dirty and she didn't want to contaminate the food. I've tied models' shoes, put lotion and baby oil on them, I think one time I carried a girl up a hill. Always protect the talent from excess stress.
The sun was killing me towards the end of the shoot. A bright white light causing all types of focus and exposure problems. I did what I could, which was mostly just sweating, squinting, and staring at the camera.
A few exclusive photos from this shoot are in my book 2013 .