I never tell anyone when I’m about to take a picture. There’s no countdown, no cue, just a photo at a moment you weren’t expecting it, and this is why.
I took 3 shots of Rose sitting in front of this giant (Rose? I don’t know flowers) bush, the first showing her rather stiffly waiting for me to take the shot, the second (this one) showing her start to fidget and relax a bit, and the third existing as evidence that making a model wait will get her to forget about posing completely.
Being (slightly) patient and uninformative pays off in the end.
Popped into Kristyn’s studio today and designated myself her documentarian for the day, peeking over paintings resting on an easel and tripping over art supplies as I tried to find the best angles to watch her work. Being able to record her work accomplishes much more than I set out to, because it allowed Kristyn to watch herself paint. That’s an odd thing, to watch yourself block out the rest of the world and create, time slipping by as you try to conjure more and more onto the surface of a blank canvas. I think this will be one of my favorite things to do for a long time.
Kristyn’s Tumblr page: http://klatwelve.tumblr.com/