I'm going to put off the follow-up to last week's post (on making good yarn choices while learning new knitting techniques), because a couple of days ago I went to my first photo shoot! It was for my book of patterns for knitted sleeveless tanks and tunics, which is scheduled for publication by Stackpole Books in spring of 2018. It took place in the charming town of Beacon, NY, along the Hudson River.
The photographer, Tom Moore*, was very nice about letting me tag along, but due to scheduling issues, I missed the first day of the shoot. Luckily, his partner, Christine, was kind enough to text me some photos and videos of Tom at work, and also sent me a few proofs (stunning, aren't they??).
Recognize the new and improved version of Fern, above? (My first thought when I saw this photo was "Get off the tracks, girl!" But I later found out that trains don't use this section of track anymore.)
Everything seemed to fit the model, Lexi, perfectly! I was very excited to head to Beacon for the second day of the shoot.
Here is one of my first views of the town, driving to our first location. It was a partially sunny day, but cool and windy.
Tom recruited me to help transport the samples, and we ended up staging the outfits out of my car; pictured are Christine, Tom's partner and stylist; Aleksandra, our model for the day; and Lois (in the baby carrier!).
As you can see, Tom was willing to go to great lengths to get just the right angle! And I was glad that Tom told Aleks to hold onto that metal bar; she was rather close to the edge of the concrete slab in this shot.
Somehow Alexs managed to look like she was having a carefree stroll on a warm spring day; it's officially spring, yes, but I was wearing a sweater, down vest and scarf, and I was still cold!
She did put on her jacket and try to stay warm in between shots....
I hear that Campbell & Campbell Salon, in the background, is a great place to get your hair done....
But I can't vouch for Tony's rooms (as you can see, Beacon has a wide variety of settings and backgrounds).
Can't wait to post some proofs of the second day's work!
*Tom Moore Studios also did the photography for Sandi Rosner's book, 21 Crocheted Tanks and Tunics; when the Stackpole editor was trying to convince me that they understood the importance of great photos, she showed me some of his work for that book.