I was recently asked by a thespian pal of mine if I fancied joining her and some actorly pals to shoot some promo pix for a new play they’ve coming up.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby AldrickIt’s entitled ‘Memories of Water’ and is apparently about some estranged sisters who are drawn home after a death in the family, and they don’t get on and all remembered their pasts differently.

If you could take a photo of that, that’d be lovely.  That was my brief.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

Set by this joker.  We call her She Rah.  Nothing like making life difficult.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby AldrickBut I likes a challenge.

We hooked up at Roundhay Park, under glorious sun, and I started with a safe shot, of potentially estranged sisters by water.

Not messing about there eh?

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby AldrickI tried a touch of out of focus blur.

Or I may have miss-focused, but don’t tell anyone.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

I left loads of space around to add text on this one if need be

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby Aldrick

Selective depth of field.

One of the girls had a phobia of birds and butterfly.  That’s a choice, overarching selection of fears right there.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby AldrickMore blurry fun.  It makes a change to get to use these ones!

I quite like the fact that half the sky was grey and half blue. If you’re all arty & that you could interpret that all arty and that.

Memories of Water // Promotional Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd this was the one the director liked. I spose it’s open to interpretation.

But there we are.  An afternoon hangin out & being creative with actor ladies is not an afternoon misspent.

ps. If I can get hold of a copy of the final brochure I’ll blog it here.

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