Another one from Sarah & Lewis’ Together shoot. I just wanted to put this one in as a complete contrast to the greens in the previous post. After all, it was a massively hot day….

Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.

The ‘Photoshop Thing’ can really get in the way of a good image sometimes, especially when it’s been heavily applied as I have in this image. Nine times out of ten, I wouldn’t go this far, but everything came together to make this Together Shoot portrait work.

It was a really hot day, and I think we were all pretty much baked after this shoot, not to mention botten to shreds by mozzies.
We’re coming to the end of the Summer and the corn fields are heaving just about ready for harvest, and although it’s a cliché location, it’s one I can’t resist.
This time of the year is also burned deep into our nostalgic unconsciousness. The summer holidays drawing to a close, fully relaxed, rejuvenated, partied, and generally kicking back. Time spent with our friends, time falling in love. A time when we’re young.
A time when we’re free.
Most important to the success of this image, though, is the plain simplicity of the pose, and the pure communication between subject and viewer. It works because they’re not looking at me, the photographer – it’s like I’m not there. They’re completely together and they’re independently telling the same story. It’s not to me, it’s to you.
Totally authentic, very strong, very powerful, and I’m really looking forward to catching up with these two again at their wedding in a few weeks.



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