I met Robin a few months ago at crossfit – he came over after a session and introduced himself. That’s what he does, he talks to everyone and always has a big smile on his face. At the gym, we never really talked much though so when he told me that he’s up for being a guinea pig for me so I could practice getting better at photographing men – which I mentioned on Instagram, he didn’t just suggest it 😉 – I took the chance. We ended up spending a few hours walking around, taking photos and meeting dogs and I felt like I made a real new friend by the end of the night. I also felt drunk. Probably because I had 3 pints of cider and I’m a lightweight that didn’t have any dinner.
With my ‘long portrait’ project, this oviously had to be part of the session but after getting this done, we walked around our neighbourhood and he let me play around and try a few things. I honestly think he’s made it quite easy for me to take good portraits of him.