Today, a wonderful warm sunny Thursday began with a long photo shoot of myself with a team of Makeup artist, hairstylist, stylist and photographer. We went and shot in Wimbledon Park, a large and vast park filled with exciting views and places to sit and enjoy shade, and a fountain for birds to bathe in.
We bagan hair and makeup at 9 a.m. The stylist arrived at 11am, we took a bus to the park, and began shooting. By 3 p.m., we finished shooting after the photographer Paul Carswell had filled up 3 different memory cards.
After leaving the shoot, I headed to class to finish listening to Grace Robinson, 83, and her spectacular journey as a woman photographer in days when women barely had equal rights to get certain jobs, let alone become a photographer. Her stories and her photos reflected on her work and personality incredibly.
Her advise to young photographers was to live our lives when we are young, to do all the things we are determined to do, and to only go into photography if we are truly driven by it, otherwise the work load may be too harsh.
At the end of the day, we all went shooting at different locations to finish any last minute shooting and editing for tomorrow’s final critique of the program. The farewell begins tomorrow.