I’ve opened a photographic studio here on Westray. No, not for people, but for Puffins. I have a range of natural backdrops, plenty of available natural light and today I’ve been trying some portrait shots.
Some of my models are just so incredibly beautiful:
Their characters shine through:
Each subtle tilt of the head brings out another aspect of their personality:
Sometimes you can catch a moment, when they nod their head, when they look truly alive:
They are so… natural with the camera. It’s as if I’m not here at all:
No make-up artist is required.
Not everyone, however, is pleased with the results. Sometimes photographs are, well, shall we say, unflattering? This one was less than well received:
Despite the odd unsatisfied customer however, the rest are a pleasure to work with, just like this one:
“The name’s Puffin. James Puffin.”