Some girls make a lasting impression on you not just because of how they look, but how they behave outside of the photo world. Take Celeste Trinh, who talks to me candidly about her family and romantic life. Or Brandy Dahl, a voluptuous model who told me repeatedly that I resembled Newman from the Seinfeld TV show.
Raquel Borges was not one of those kind of girls.
The fact is, I never really
Of all the models I've ever worked with, Ute Werner might be viewed as the most "classically beautiful," a blond stunner in the Christie Brinkley mold.
Looking at some images from her portfolio, I'm sure you'll see why I considered myself lucky to have found her and negotiated a deal to photograph her:
We met in May of 2005 at Lake Elsinore, where I had her model on a few boats in
First-time models present a unique challenge for a photographer. Lacking experience and a set stock of rehearsed poses, these girls are often nervous and uncomfortable, and it's my job to guide them and make them feel at ease. I've shot a fair number of novice models, and the shoots have ranged from delightful to disastrous.
Jackie Couldert was one of the many first-timers I've shot on the water. Although she wasn't a seasoned veteran, she was extremely flexible and took direction
This past Father's Day weekend (June 14-15, 2008), I hired four local models to work at
Camp Far West: two on Saturday, two on Sunday. I previously covered the New Year's
Day gathering of V-drives and jetboats at the lake, but it had been too cold to do any
swimsuit photography. This time, I planned to do a lot of it.
But the best laid plans of mice and men often go straight to hell.
First of all, only one of the models, Marla Gutierrez, showed up on Saturday.