Four days of absolute mayhem in Chesterfield at another Aerial and Poledance Photoshoot.
Experimenting with the white field look a little, I was up this weekend in Chesterfield shooting again with the wonderful Lorna Walker from Pole Athletes. Having just completed a refurbishment of her studio it was great to be back here to take advantage of the now-removable X-Poles and her newly kitted out aerial bay, which has plenty of height and just enough depth to get pretty much any results we want out of the silks and lyra.
If I thought the shooting was Homerian in its scale, that didn’t have a patch on the retouching. With 51 performers shot in total (!!!) and some enthusiastically sized orders from many on the shoot, I had my work cut out getting them delivered in time, especially heading into the Christmas season and a new baby on the way.
A standout from this shoot was Lynda B, who’s an avid motorcyclist and wanted to get some classic pinup poses with her beloved racer. Needless to say this presented a slightly different challenge to the usual shots, getting the bike into position, and then attempting to retouch out the axle stands was a really fun endeavour. Given the work required to get the axle stands out of the finished shot, the next time I’m faced with a similar task I’ll be sure to shoot more plates with the bike held by an assistant, to facilitate a more efficient retouching process. Live and learn!