Posing for Puffin Portraits

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:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their characters shine through:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Each subtle tilt of the head brings out another aspect of their personality:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sometimes you can catch a moment, when they nod their head, when they look truly alive:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are so… natural with the camera. It’s as if I’m not here at all:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Despite the odd unsatisfied customer however, the rest are a pleasure to work with, just like this one:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

“The name’s Puffin. James Puffin.”

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