I've waited to work with Madrid since I happened upon her DeviantArt pages almost 2 years ago, in that time we've scheduled at least three photo shoots that got canceled due to varying circumstances beyond our control. Then this past Saturday we finally got together for a trip to the desert.
Don't Talk To Me
I guess we know most people through their work when you don't get the chance to meet face to face or discuss world politics, all you have is the impression their work gives you. The impression I got from her work was that of someone who liked diversity as well as loved modeling, a story teller with a strong love of art and as it turned out, all true.
Recipe For Disaster
I met Madrid much like I meet many of the people I work with, picking her up at home in the wee hours of the morning, in front of a long drive to the middle of nowhere. Not surprisingly after a short while the conversation seemed to go into continuous mode, turns out we knew many of the same people and I think things like this can carry over into the shooting part of a photo shoot with positive effect.
Saturday shooting with Madrid was fantastic, the day was amazing, fun and worth the wait.
"Part of it has to do with the discipline of being actively receptive. At the core of this receptivity is a process that might be called soft eyes. It is a physical sensation. You are not looking for something. You are open, receptive. At some point you are in front of something that you cannot ignore." ~Henry Wessel