le modèle et le bassisteSunday, August 14, 2016
Last Thursday was a hectic but fun day. My house guest Curtis Daily who plays the baroque bass and lives in Portland was in Vancouver to play with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and guest conductor violinist Monica Huggett. They played on the next day on Friday at Christ Church Cathedral.
Daily in between rehearsals managed to find the needed concentration to swap his very large Venetian bass for a not quite as large Mamiya RB-67. We had obtained the magnificent presence of my friend Olena ( a Ukranian who lived In Colombia so she speaks excellent Castillian).
The hectic part consisted in the fact that Olena brought everything except her kitchen sink. It took a while for Daily to decide what would be worn (or not).
Daily did have one important goal. This was to photograph that huge (and heavy Olena told us) bass with a female figure. We decided that the very narrow room where we keep our 100 year-old restored Chickering baby grand would be the ideal location as my little studio would have made it claustrophobic if we managed to include the bass in it.
Because Olena has bright blue hair we opted for a secondary light as a hair light. We equipped it with a dark blue gel.
Daily’s Fuji instant prints looked perfect to my eyes. I am sure that his film, once processed will deliver equally perfect results. I chose to snap some photographs with my Fuji X-E1.