It was a really enjoyable day in Ilkley. We were lucky to have been there on the best day this summer. Usually, Ilkley is shot as a dark place with moody weather. How interesting it was to see the moors in sunlight. Also, I think a new dimension was given to the fashion image you wanted to work with. Often, that clothing line (Delusion) is represented by a shadowy, urban image, the exact opposite of the bright, country setting we opted for. I hope you liked the final images, when you viewed them. I have a real liking for black and white images, but I think the colour shots best caught the feel of the day as well as the shirts you wore.
I don't know what you think, but I do believe that a good model has to be good at dealing with people as well as clothes: a model isn't just a clothes rack that you put clothes on. And there is more to photography than expensive lenses and having a big ego. Successful images come from human contact and seeing wth new eyes...all the time. It's always a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for you all your energy in climbing rocks and patiently waiting for the exact light to appear. Shooting outdoors is so different from studio work. In some ways, outdoor work teaches us that we aren't in total control as photographers-- it makes us humble and respectful of nature and the creative forces around us.
I know this wasn't strictly part of the shoot, but it's an image I love. It says something about youth, struggle and dreams.
Your photos were evocative too :-) of the wild and wonderful countryside.
Hope to work with you in the future, sooner the better. Many thanks.