Six seconds from now...
A Melbourne Romance
Actors: Finn and Chris
Photographer: Your host
I have had this image in my head for a long time - since I broke up with my last boyfriend actually - but never found the right people at the right time to make it. Finally a couple of days ago I set myself a dead line: I had to make it before I left for SA on Monday. I hadn't decided who to use, what gender they should be or even if I wanted to be one of the models or just shoot it. I went on to facebook, just looked at my homepage and saw a message from one of these lads, remembered what a beautiful couple they were and emailed them. A day later, we shot this. Organisation wins.
There is something very special about shooting people who are a couple in real life. These two have been together a year and everytime I stopped to focus they would do something very sweet which I couldn't catch thanks to my 6 or 8 second exposure. Thankyou, lads! And thank you for 'breaking up' for my art. I felt a bit guilty for making them do that.
Oh and there was another shoot going on about 10 meters from us: two boys doing skate board photos. They had brought their own hip hop music and everything. I was a bit anxious. They eventually stopped shooting, watched us for a bit and then wandered off. Good times.