Saori Sloan – 30 in 30 project (NSFW)

It was a foggy Saturday evening after class that I showed up at Saori’s condo.  I was excited to get to another chance to shoot for this project again, but the weather and the lack of sunlight left a little to be desired.

As usual with models, Saori answered the door in a robe, she showed me around and we quickly began talk about the project and our similar social circles.  This is pretty common on any shoot, any interaction really; (have you been shot by or have you shot with sort of banter) however, this one is on a time limit.  I try to keep the set up and talking to 15 min and then I want to be starting the project.

This space, with its lack of light in both the main room and kitchen threw me off a little.  I packed some speed lights and a few stands, so I thought I would try to take advantage of the large windows.

“If there isn’t sun, I’ll make some!”

This thought proved to be a bit more difficult to pull off in the very short amount of time that I gave it. 5 min set up and 4 or 5  frames worth of shooting and I threw in the towel.

“…and back to natural light…”

Saori was great to work with.  She laughed at me and told me I made her nervous as I moved around her room frantically trying to photograph her in a few different while constantly thinking about the time ticking away.

Finally Saori took me into her bedroom and showed me these HUGE windows that offered just a little more light than before.  Thankfully, she had a killer bed and a big mirror –  that helped out a whole lot!

Photographically, we finished on a better note than we had started that day, but I did leave feeling a little beat by photography.

I got home to edit the images and I realized that things weren’t as bad as they seemed in the moment.

So a huge thank you to Saori for having me over and putting up with my craziness, and a thank you to photography for not kicking my ass to had.

If you are interested in modeling for this project or know a model that might be interested, please check out the casting call or feel free to contact me directly.

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