Shooting with Jackie at the creek, I discovered that I should be prepared for anything. That anything may include dipping my behind in the water to get the right angle and trying not to fall off my ladder precariously placed on the creekbed! As always, all the risk is worth it.
I'm not going to lie. I was pretty nervous to shoot with Odette Despairr (Jackie). While she and I have been friends for a hot minute, and she has styled and pose coached ME as a model, I was nervous to shoot a model who has been so prolifically photographed by high profile photographers. You see, Jackie is pretty down to earth in real life. But I couldn't shake that nagging feeling that I was about to shoot a session with someone who has been on the cover of countless conceptual magazine covers. Not only is Jackie widely photographed and published, we were about to shoot a session in a location where I had not shot anything worth mentioning artistically and in a method I had not shot before.
I was going to have a friend submerge herself into the creek. Almost completely. Jackie is quite versed in shooting in water, but typically in a pool of super clean water without creatures. Except, well... that one time I assisted Laura Dark and Team corrall live goldfish in a kiddie pool. But in this instance, the possible critters may not be known. Clear water or not, there might be fishes, crawdads, and whatnots. It was going to be an adventure. And it was!
Even just looking at the back of my camera, I was actually really excited at the images I got SOOC, or Straight Out Of Camera. I'm really excited to show you guys the finished images, but I wanted to share the behind the scenes!