Anne Duffy is a Canberra based model whose modelling has taken her around the country and overseas. Anne was the first model I photographed nude, and also the first fetish shoot.
My first nude shoot was a joint shoot with fellow Canberra photographer Allyeska. Given that it was my first nude, and only about my third or fourth shoot in all, I was a little unsure of myself, it turned out a lot better than I expected, though I have no idea what I was thinking by putting a border around some of the photos.
A little while later I entered the Canon 5 photo competition (even though I use Nikon cameras), I've always had a bit of a quirky sense of humour and one of the items you had to use was a little cocktail umbrella. I had a bunch of bubble wrap hanging around and thought it would be an interesting idea to have a model wrapped in bubble wrap, with only slight movement possible, with the umbrella being poised to pop the bubbles.
It didn't really work the way I wanted it to, but it was fun, and yes quite a few bubbles were popped :)
One of the other items that had to be used was a candle, I decided to try and be tricky and use multiple exposures to make it look like a set of triplets around a candle or fire. I really must try something like that again one day.
On the same shoot I wanted to see how oil affected the photos and what type of lighting effects you could get.
The next time we shot, I wanted to try some fetish themes - on the tame side, in particular I wanted to use a set of ballet boots (what can I say, I have a thing for boots). I really liked how the boots worked with the white background.
The next time was a straight studio shoot, I was still trying to refine how to do the white backdrop in this shoot, I probably over did the contrast in this particular photo.
Although I've developed a particular style for each genre of photos I take, I like to try different things from time to time, in order to keep things interesting. For this shoot we were out on location and the light was provided by a little LED key chain light.
Later in Mission Beach we got to play around with a little pseudo rainforest area.
This last shoot is of a type I must do more of in the future, it was lit only by the flames of the staff, swords and fans.
I've added more photos from each of the photo sessions above into a slide show.