For the next few weeks I’m concentrating on shooting images for an exhibition on the Isle of Man at the end of March, in true Phil Kneen fashion I’m leaving everything until the last-minute! Without the help of a few good friends it wouldn’t be happening.
Yesterday I had an interesting shoot with the very beautiful, Lorna Cubbon. Lorna reminds me of a cross between a young Kate Moss and Christina Ricci, she’s also a lot taller than I’d imagined! With Lorna I was looking for a very specific look, this was created by Kimberley Berridge, an amazing make-up artist here on the Isle of Man. Kimberley has worked with me on a few shoots now, and on every one she gets the make-up exactly the way I’d visualised.
For this shoot I blew the dust off my Fuji Instax instant film camera – I have missed it!
“Shake it like a Polaroid picture” – shaking and blowing on a Polaroid picture doesn’t actually make it develop any quicker, in fact, putting the developing image straight into a dark place for 30 minutes gives you a nicer looking final print.