Five days filled with photoshoots and so many locations and sets ..
Let’s get this started.
FIRST DAY was the 26th of August, 2014. We didn’t have much time left until the sun set, but we used one hour to shoot at a location I found completely by coincidence when driving by. The eastern graveyard in Munich is a wonderful place where we had a pretty fast photoshoot.
I went back home again with a full memory card and fully pleased.
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SECOND DAY was on the 28th of August, the longest and most successful photo day so far! Like always we met pretty early at the train station and went on by bus for about 40 minutes. But first we bought a box of six at Dunkin Donuts. I’ve never tried them out before despite their colourful looks. It’s a very good thing to have a Sandra with you when buying something. Because she received six (!) coupons. Just like that. Being beautiful truly has its perks. The first location was an old graveyard I’ve never been to before. What an awesome place! Nobody cared about us having a little shoot there, not even two old nuns who went by. The sun was shining through tall trees and I was so stoked by the results I saw on my little camera display.
Like always when having a day filled with photos, someone needs a toilet at some point. And it was me. So we packed up again and strolled through the streets without knowing where to go. Didn’t matter, found a bakery slash ice cream shop where we of course got some ice cream. We sat outside behind a table with three people, a man and two women. Ugh.
„Ist dir eigentlich kalt?“ No more comments on that. The location was the Sendlinger-Tor-Platz in Munich, and we had three more sets to go. A fountain comes always in handy when you work with any kind of colour, and this time I had some black, liquid colour, especially usable on ones skin. Sandra of course didn’t hesitate and tried to fulfill my ‚directions‘ in the best way she could. It didn’t turn out exactly how I pictured it before, but the colour would had to be more fluider for that, so I still was happy with the outcome.
While cleaning her face in the fountain, I pulled out this black and turquoise wig I bought for about € 10,00. Hairs already started to fall out and this whole thing wasn’t really usable for any kind of „bigger“ shoot, but of course we tried it out for a few snapshots. Turquois looks nice on her, doesn’t it? At this point we already had worked for about five hours and we decided to go back to my place for the last set. Holi powder! But first we had to look for the right busstop. What a farce, it felt like we didn’t only walk through a few streets but whole wide Munich. Already tired but still dedicated to try out a set with Holi powder. Sandra had brought a couple of packages in every colour and I looove shoots with it. I wanted a darker backround for this theme, and the only place that roughly got a backround like imagined was by the staircase down to the appartments‘ cellars. A tiny place with stinking drain.
Sandra tied up her hair to a loose bun, sat down in the corner and threw holi powder at her face. Professional. I really love the results, though I wish I could do something similar like this soon again. I would do a few things differently, regarding lighting. But this day was really successful, I had so many photos in storage and had a blast when editing them. A m a z i n g.
THIRD DAY had the motto: 60’s! And this time there were three of us! A photoshoot with my dreamteam, how lovely! Sandra and I met at my mothers‘ worplace for working on the Make-Up. Sandra came from an appointment at the hair dressers who, well. They did the job, but for the money Sandra paid it should have been better. Just sayin‘. But it was all fine and pretty when we went out and searched for a café or restaurant to get something to eat.
Jenny wasn’t on location yet and so we decided to just start. We went around some houses and found a pretty little street. It was quite dark but still usable for some shots. The photo here is monochrom, but the dress was actually a light pink one. Hard decisions when editing. After about thirty minutes we went back again and sat down in a very tiny restaurant. And then we stood right up again after we had a look through the price list.
„Would you like to order?“
– „Umm, we have to find our friend first, she’s lost ..“
*Sandra with mobile on her ear, pretending to call Jenny ..*
Right when we went out of that restaurant Jenny approached us and we each politely but firmly grabbed one of her arms and quickly were beyond reach of that restaurant. Nah, we’re not embarrassing. But we still wanted to get something to eat, so we decided on another restaurant. Again, thanks so much for paying for my order. There was a very cute dog in there, watching us from time to time. Invigorated we finally went out and started our photo day.
It was a really great tour, we walked from place to place until we reached a church and a little pasture with red flowers. Perfect place, of course. Jenny was seated wonderfully beautiful in front of a bush with flowers, while Sandra placed herself in front of the churches‘ brick wall, holding a cute pink lollipop. At this point we somehow suddenly managed all at once to need a toilet very urgendly. And so the race began. Jenny hurried to some stores across the street while Sandra and I packed our stuff. Then we very tensely followed our vanished friend and found her coming out of a store, seeming relieved. But this guy owning this store wouldn’t let us all use his bathroom, and so we hurried on. After being expelled once more we finally found a bakery. Good, good, bakeries. Gotta love them. After that exciting adventure we just hopped on some random tram and hopped out again at a place with very massive fountain. Besides being stalked by a stranger with camera for a couple of minutes, we surprisingly had a very relaxing day in the city, they’re usually more ‚annoying‘ people. In the end we all went back to our meeting point, the train station and got ourselves some chocolate fruit. I must not forget to mention that the lady who sold us those delicious things waved us goodbye queen style! I guess she’s also secretly a freak inside. High five to that. I’ve had a great day and I really hope that we’ll be able to do this again soon, with another topic and a whole day full of photos.
I call days like that „best day ever.“
FOURTH DAY was a day in the forest, followed by a speed shoot at the lake.
It was the 5th of September. A sky full of grey clouds welcomed us when we got out of the train in Eching, but it luckily didn’t start to rain. Packed again with too many outfits, Sandra bravely worked herself through A to Z. From wearing a red body on a deer stand, changing into an Alice inspired dress, fighting with some kind of bra which had rather large holes in it, to laying on the ground between tiny, fluffy caterpillars. Another good thing, having a Sandra with you, she’ll dare to touch those things without hesitation. Those Raupis were pretty cute though. We found a blue one and Sandra sat it next to the yellow one. Maybe they became pretty butterfly friends.
It didn’t rain all day and when we arrived at the lake the sun came out once more pretty strongly, which fittet perfectly to the mood I wanted to achieve. Summer! Some bikini action, some creepy dude watching us from the other side of the lake (with a spyglass of course) and after some rolling around in the sand and doing graceful jumps we called it a day.
FIFTH DAY took place at lake Chiem. I already uploaded a blogpost about this day, so I’m just going to put a series of three photos in this post which you haven’t seen before. If you’d like to read this blogpost, please click here.
Wow, my longest post so far, I guess. Thank you sooo much for being such creative people. I don’t know what else to say but Thanks. Sandra ♥ Jenny
Don’t call me cheesy, but there’s a reason why we were put in the same school. There’s always a reason for anything, and I’m thankful for that.
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