Boat Shoot

My first shoot on the water: a massive, gloriously rusty boat. It was a jungle gym of cast iron trip hazards and overhangs. I whacked my head against a piece of it – not recommended. Iron wins. There was a fierce wind, the photographer was freezing, the camera assistant sprained her ankle, the models were shaking. It was fun! Everyone was tired, with chapped hands and runny noses, and it made us like each other even better. It was exactly like school camp. Team-building through physical hardship… at the time it seemed sadistic but those teachers really knew what they were doing.