Between admin, tidying, and preparing for some big shoots next week, starting with a Sunday wedding, was time for a little bit of boudoir-style photography with local burlesque performer, Ally Katte.
Ally, who bagged Second Place Best New UK Solo at London Burlesque Week in 2011 and has starred in cabaret shows across the country, is someone I’ve shot a number of times – everything from old school pinup, to latex-wear amongst other things. This time things were altogether more relaxed and informal.
We shot at Ally’s Bristol flat, making use primarily of a great weathered leather sofa and a little bit of window light. To avoid backgrounds becoming too gloomy I also used a touch of bounce flash to keep things fresh, and a silver reflector, but nothing to detract from the soft, natural light look.
The lens used was my increasingly-cherised Sigma 50mm f1.4 – you’ll never take this lens off me… never…
UPDATE 2014: I now have a website devoted to beauty, fashion, and boudoir makeover photography.