The 2nd of this year’s Mill Sessions was on Thursday past, this time featuring singer-songwriter, Beth Fouracre. As before, a bit of time was set aside for me to take her portrait to build up images for The Mill, and my own portfolio.
Although she was a bit uncertain to begin with, it didn’t take long for her to relax and quite quickly she connected with the camera.
Unlike Sean Taylor’s request for Dark and Moody (see Sean Taylor and The Mill Sessions), Beth wanted a slightly lighter mood.
In fact, I have a whole folder full of blurred images where she found it impossible to keep a straight face and collapsed into laughter.
I’d decided the “house style” for the Mill Sessions would be black and white. However, I have to say on only the 2nd photo shoot I found myself quite torn. What doesn’t come out in black and white is the fact Beth had vivid red hair, which really was quite wonderful.
Eventually I decided I would stick to my original idea, but here’s one to show you what I mean.
Until the evenings get lighter, I'm limited with the space and lighting I can use for these photo sessions. I have to bring along one of my lights and a reflector and I can use a room in the Mill that's currently empty, but only until it opens up again for the tourist season.
Light with umbrella diffuser - Beth - reflector, side on
As usual, click on any of the images for larger versions.
For those interested in her music, and Beth really does have a lovely voice, then you can hear some of here songs on MySpace, here: