Lens: Voigtlander nokton 50mm f1.1
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f11, 1/125, raw
It’s almost midnight when I take this photo, the very last (no jokes) of a series of “bridal” portraits of Julia I was shooting tonight. It’s not a case that my daily shot arrived at the very end of the day, today. I’ve been really busy all day long, I opened the laptop as soon as I got out of bed, I closed it to go to a couple of meetings around the city (which is a complete mess with traffic due to the approaching Christmas), the second of which lasted till half past ten in the night, then I came back home just to set the studio and take these shots of Julia. But, why is she in her wedding dress?
Well, fact is this is a weird story I’m not supposed to talk about. Let’s just say that we eventually found ourselves taking the same cab, her wedding dress (from when she got married, years ago) with us. We were both really tired from our respective long day, but both interested in seeing that dress and her under the spotlight.
For as tiring as they can be, I love studio shootings at night. Together with us were Claudia and Paolo (Julia’s husband, an amateur photographer), we all had a couple of glasses of wine, we all were relaxed and enjoying the “magic” of studio photography. And the best part is, we were all so connected that when I pressed the shutter for this last portrait and the strobe fired, they all knew this was the one. Man, I could really do this for a living!