Today we continue the "public places project" series of photographer Harry Wilcken. The most recent model for his project is Lisa Molenbroek, a 23 year Dutch student of Creative Therapy Drama in Amersfoort. She had some modelling experience, but it was her first photoshoot outside the studio.
The location and model where a success, with at the end a very nice set of photos according to Harry, even though the weather was tricky, a combination of rain and sun, with even a rain shower, that lasted around 10 minutes during which Lisa had to shelter herself in the fitting room – a “tent”.
In one location they managed to use different sceneries: grass, water, a pier and 2 m high poles, where Lisa climbed and posed with high heels.
Lisa told us: “During the shoot I had to stand on wooden poles that were like 2 meters high while wearing heels, which was kind of scary to me because I’m a bit afraid of heights but it was a fun experience nonetheless.”
For this photoshoot Harry used his Nikon D-810 with a 85mm 1.8 lens, one speed light on a stand without light modifiers and a small light reflector (silver).
Unfortunately not everything went as smooth as it seems, at the end of the session, Harry's main camera failed (showing a big “ERR” on the screen) and forced him to switch to a back-up camera, a Nikon D-300 with a 24-85 mm lens. Luckily it was in the last 5 minutes of the shoot. It can always happen and to every photographer, so they must be prepared to have a second option as Harry learned the hard way back in the day of film photography.
Thanks to both of you for giving us permission to publish the photos in Streetfashion MagZZine.