I really thought I'd never see the day when I would willingly place myself in front of a camera and allow someone to take my photo. This week, not only did I volunteer to be a model but I also dressed up and then posed in front of a smoke machine and neon lights while approximately seven people took photos of me all at the same time. The strangest part of this is that I actually enjoyed it. It felt natural. I managed to avoid the deer-in-the-headlights look I usually adopt when a camera is pointed my way and I felt myself moving fluidly and comfortably from one pose to another. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I'm considering doing more of it. I suppose it reminds me of when I used to act on stage. For a few moments, I can slip into the mindset of somebody else and channel a character very different to my own. It's like a light-hearted form of escapism. I'm quite interested to see where I can go with this now and what's more, being on the other side of the camera will give me a great insight into how to direct models when I'm back on the shooting side of it.
Thank you very much to the photographers at Haslingden Photography Club for these brilliant photos. I'm pretty excited to work with you guys further.
I'm the founder of Tinska and aside from photography, I spend my time practicing yoga, reading anything from Beat poetry to Science Fiction and running around after a cheeky puppy.