Salt, smoke and cider. All daylight photos taken on September 14 at Crescent Beach and the Lahave wharf. Evening photos taken in Kate Inglis' backyard in Western Shore. The day started out foggy and bright but eventually resolved into stunning evening light (which we observed as we drove down the highway).
For this shoot, I was lucky enough to have Joe Potts as a subject. Calm, gracious, curious about the camera but not scared of it, Joe lasted about two hours until fatigue overtook him. He moved constantly like a little blob of mercury, so I set the camera in burst mode and grabbed every smile and lively glance that I could. By the end of the afternoon Joe was hungry, and while we ate cheese and drank beer he drifted off. When I got home I saw that I had taken nearly 1,000 images.
In spring 2013 I did a shoot for Paul Huber and Devin Pacholik, the editors of Business Regina magazine. Over a couple of drinks with Paul, we decided that we wanted to give the session a sophisticated quasi-Mad Men vibe. I booked a small room at Crave Kitchen and relied largely on the afternoon light coming through the sole window in the room. The building used to be a tony businessman's club, and I hoped some of the atmosphere would leak through into the images. But mostly it worked because Paul remembered to wear a suit.
Most of the images were taken with my 90mm (equivalent) lens. For the wider shots I used my 50mm, but I was itching for a genuine wide angle lens that could have captured the two in a frame and shown off the room to better advantage.