Featured Model of the Week (“MOTW”) : Zuza
I met Zuza on my last trip to Poland when shooting with a model agency in Gdansk. We only spend perhaps 3 hours together taking photos but within that time I was able to capture so of my perhaps best portrait images. We had no wardrobe person, no makeup artist, no hair stylist, no studio, no lights, just the basics, a camera, a lens and a 5 in 1 reflector. The equipment used was a Leica M9 rangefinder camera and a Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 v2. Zuza brought her own clothes and style along to the shoot and I styled her with the garments she had and posed her accordingly. All photos are daylight lit only. Zuza seemed to have this very relaxed not really bothered personality yet when I pressed the shutter it instantly looked like some stylised photo that had taken a whole team hours to prepare. The entire shoot was effortless and Zuza was a real pleasure to work with. I hope to work with her again on my next trip to Poland.
Here are some sample images from our shoot. I was taking photos as B&W JPEGs + DNG (colour):