Every so often an interesting prop finds its way into a photoshoot. Normally I shy away from props simple because they can look like such a gimmick in most cases but here I thought it worked quite well. Probably because the “live saver” is such a simple shape it integrates nicely into a photograph that is slightly abstract and all about shapes.
In what I can only imagine as fate, there was some nasty weather brewing up while this photographs was being created. It fit the moment pretty well so neither I nor the model was really complaining about it. The way we figured, if the water came up and swept her or I away, at least we would have the proper tools to stay afloat.
This image was photographed using my Rolleiflex TLR and some Fomapan 100 speed film. It was probably overcast enough to where I could have used a faster speed film and hence the negative is slightly underexposed. I think the underexposure actually makes for a rather nice mood in the image and I’m pleased there is still plenty of detail in the negative.