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Anita De Bauch Decadence and Decay at The Pit

Anita De Bauch, The Pit & The Pendulum

The Pit studio in Nottingham is part bohemian decadence and part decay.  With its distressed peeling walls, stripped floor boards and tight corridors creating a Victorian urbex location and an ideal gritty fashion shoot backdrop.

The model, Anita De Bauch providing the decadence to the venues decay.  Her flaming red hair providing eye catching vibrance.

Our session commenced with Anita donning a pair of latex shoulder length fingerless gloves by Kaoris Latex Dreams.  These would protect her modesty and create moody implied topless images.

The shots were low key being lit by one 400w/s Godox AD360 flash camera left.  It was fitted with a beauty dish.

A vintage manual Canon FD 50m 1.2 lens was used to ensure the draw and glow were reminiscent of a bygone era.

Anita De Bauch The Pit & The Pendulum

As the session progressed lighting was built up by adding a further Godox AD360 to the rear and right of Anita.  This was fitted with a reflector and diffuser.  Allowing me with a few positional tweaks to create hair and rim light as required.

Anita changed her clothing, this time opting for a black latex catsuit by Murray & Vern, over which a Heavenly Corset was worn and finally a pair of Fabulously Fetish boots were added.

We had to be particular with the lighting for the latex to ensure the specular highlights created gave definition in the right places and that there were no large hotspots.  A red gelled Nikon flash was added camera left to provide backdrop colour as other props were added to build the scene.

Anita De Bauch The Pit & The PendulumAnita De Bauch The Pit & The PendulumAnita De Bauch The Pit & The PendulumFinally Anita changed into a full length wedding dress.  Shooting against full length windows we created softer more romantic looking images.

Anita De Bauch The Pit & The PendulumAnita De Bauch The Pit & The PendulumAnita really is a fabulous model, whose skin glows naturally and who seems to have a sixth sense of where to put her arms and hands in order to convey a mood or emotion.  I will certainly be looking to work with Anita again.

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Cricket’s County Champions Yorks CCC take on LawBlacks in the name of charity

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You would not expect to see Andrew Gale and Tim Bresnan on the touchline of a Conference football ground on a cold December’s evening. But these genial giants of the cricketing world, along with their county colleagues answered the call to play to help the Marie Curie charity.

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Their opponents from the legal world, LawBlacks from Leeds.  Bolstered by guesting ex professional footballers, Ken Monkau (Chelsea, Southampton, Huddersfield Town), John Hendrie (Coventry City, Bradford City, Newcastle Utd, Leeds Utd, Middlesbrough,Barnsley), Wayne Jacobs (Bradford City) and ex England and Yorkshire cricketer Anthony McGrath.

Resplendent in Guiseley’s daffodil yellow kit, Yorkshire cut quite a dash.  Playing as a unit, keeping their shape and formation.  Allowing Will Rhodes to push forward when Richard Pyrah and Andrew Gale dropped back with Bressie leading the line.  The number 9 showed his all round football abilities scoring with a superbly timed header in the first half and neat footwork to round the keeper in the second.  Whilst next season’s beneficiary Pyrah bagged a brace and an ankle tap or two for his troubles.

There really was no respite for the legal eagles.

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LawBlacksThe cricketers strength and conditioning coach, Ian Fisher led by example with his rangy runs down the left flank.  He must certainly have been pleased by his charges stamina and pace in sapping underfoot conditions.

The second half commenced with a change of referee and an up turn in LawBlack’s fortunes.  With John Hendrie relinquishing the whistle and providing more purpose up front and the perfect foil for the rampaging Anthony McGrath.  Despite Hendrie’s trickery and McGrath’s bluster, Steve Patterson marshalled his Yorkshire back four to repel all invaders.  On the few occasions Blacks broke down the Tykes stout defence they could find no way past keeper Richard Damms.  Whose shot stopping in the post match penalty shoot out competition proved sublime.  No corridor of uncertainty for Richard.

Anthony McGrath Steve PattersonJohn Hendrie LawBlacksChris Allen LawBlacks Matthew FisherLawBlacks Ken MonkouWhilst the match was played for charity, neither side conceded an inch on the pitch, tackles were robust as both Tim and Richard can testify to, but played in true spirit.

Given the lighting of the ground all shots were taken between 1/800 and 1/1000 of a second using large apertures set between 1.8 and 2.8.  This gave a razor thin depth of field so focusing had to be extremely accurate on the intended player.

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