I previously helped my friend Mona with a shoot at Kult Kafe and thought it to be an excellent location for an industrial-themed shoot, or so I thought. A week later, I arranged a shoot with Eve M. from Upfront Models and guess what? It turned out totally different from what I had in mind.
It was 9:30am and Kult Kafe (even though it's named cafe/kafe, it's actually a bar, and they don't open until 6pm) was empty with only two workers mowing the lawn. Eve put on her boyfriend's shirt and immediately I thought this could be a girlfriend-waking-up-in-the-morning-wearing-her-boyfriend's-shirt kind of shoot. And so the concept changed within seconds.
Often seen to be romanticised by films and books, this idea actually worked. Eve also changed into a casual dress, which looked comfortable and well suited the theme. She exuded sophistication and sexiness, every pose and every expression flowed effortlessly (God, I love this agency). This Ukrainian beauty was an inspiration, and like what photographer Nigel Barker said on reality TV show America's Next Top Model, "let the photographer dance with you to capture the best picture", we did precisely that.