Duncan is a Saxophonist of great talent, i met him through a fellow band member of his who plays keyboards.
He lives in Kingston upon Thames in some trendy flats right next to the Thames so that was our location.
Once on the roof we found a couple of places to shoot
The right image was by some air conditioning units that serves the flats, i thought they were a good element in the image to ‘anchor’ Duncan to- i suppose they reminded me of speakers in some way.
The left image was with Duncan against the railings that go round the edge of the flats, i liked the lead-in lines of the rail forcing your eye on to Duncan and his fantastic saxaphone which was truly a work of art!.
The lighting was very simple, one flash with an umbrella, held firmly by my trusty sidekick John, with the flash balanced with the existing ambient light. The right side image has the ambient light dropped for effect.
I gave Duncan a series of images in colour and black and white that he could use for print and web.