As like most photographers i have had lots of ideas floating about in my note books and so it is time to start creating these images.
The following idea kinda grew out of something else.
The girl friend has got a new car, a lovely little Mazda MX5, which is great fun in the summer with the roof down by the way.
Being mega happy like a big kid i thought that it would be nice to take some pictures for her with her new toy.
I had the idea of long boots and jacket with the car right from the kick off, but was looking for the right location to set it. A fellow photographer friend suggested this place as it has all the items that i was looking for,
Cobbled streets, iron fire escape - it was perfect.
Using a public street like this certainly comes with its own troubles.
We have to be polite and considerate, if other vehicles come by we have to move, plus all the local nutters come out and talk to you as they must not see things like this very often.
Back to the shot-
as i was looking for quite a dark styled shot, sin city came to mind, and so this character was born. A sort of dark comic book styled female police officer.
The props - the guns and police badge come off Amazon for a couple of quid. The pistols are bright blue plastic toy guns, as you can not have replica weapons in the street and i did not fancy getting swarmed by REAL armed police.
I hope you enjoy.
Strobist info :- This image was lit with 2 SB900's, one bare on the left picking up the car and creating the pool of light on the ground where as the second was in a softbox on the right of the image picking up the female.