Another set from 2017ish. Sam was new to New Zealand from the UK, and on the books at Portfolio Models. His Tatts were fascinating, and at that point I only had one or two on my arms, so totally into his body artwork. His wardrobe was so 1990’s. The bucket hat though! I confess, I had one the same style of hat in camo, with an acid house smiley face in yellow, sewn onto the front during my 90’s rave days.
After shooting at some interesting spots in and around the Botanical Gardens, we then headed to the Art Gallery where we captured the topless images. This set were captured on my Minolta x700 with a stunning 50mm lens. This camera is the only 35mm one i own, and it’s always set to automatic. A really fascinating camera that meters light like I’m shooting it manually. I should really use it more.