Wherever the mobile studio is set up the main aim is to photograph as many participants as possible in the allotted time and, although the goal is to make ‘serious’ documentary portraits, there’s always room for people to make mischief and have a little fun. The JWFPS Out-Takes are a little insight into the ‘non-serious’ side of the mobile free portrait studio events.
Martin Sutherland stood in front of my camera and took absolutely no notice of what I said and just got on with posing in the way he wanted too. Each pose was struck for no more than 3 seconds before changing position – sometimes not even waiting for me to take a photo. I use a clunky old medium format manual focus camera on a tripod so to framing and focusing takes time. After he was done he simply walked off. Not one of the images is in focus.