Isabel Coixet is a well known film director, I was photographing her at her office in Gràcia for a magazine piece. She had just released a new movie called Elegy starring Penelope Cruz and Ben Kingsley.
She was being interviewed whilst I got some pictures and set up lighting, I had just got a new flash gun and had not really had a chance to do much experimenting with it and it is fair to say that doing so on a job is not always a good idea!
The bloody thing had a mind of its own. Even when set to fully manual which is how I prefer to shoot it seemed determined to output twice as much light as was needed for a fill; the studio space was quite bright and really did not need much else.
Once the writer had finished I got about 30 mins to do some more posed shots and have a chat. She was very friendly and we discussed ‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ian McEwan which I had noticed on her bookshelf and had just finished reading. More images and the rest of this story »Posted: June 26th, 2008 | Author: Lee Harris | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »