I have worked with model Elle Beth a number of times over the last few years. Elle Beth is a top full time model with lots experience and is good to work with as she is tall and also athletic and works hard to produce great images.

The location for the shoot was the Natural light studio at Weedon Bec. This studio has some great natural light, but also good studio lights if required,

The planning for this shoot was to do several different sets. Some using the natural light others using the studio lights. The location also has some long aerial silks, which we used for the first set. These certainly gave Elle a workout hanging and posing using them.

To give Elle a rest from the athletic posing she had been doing. We decided to use a simple leather harness top that Elle Beth had recently purchase as prop for somthing a bit different to the other sets. I want to create a bit of edgy tension in the shots so I have kept them monochrome.

The shots were all lit with a three-light set up. Starting with a large overhead softbox and then adding two gridded strip softboxes. These were set to each side of the model but slightly behind her to provide a rim light the her figure shape.

Elle Beth Symmetry

monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness she is placed on the left hand side of the frame and looking directly towards the camera this image is about a simple symetry

I liked the symmetry in this front on image there is also I feel a really feeling of tension in the image. This coming from Elle pose and look directly into the lens of the camera. Almost if the subject is awaiting permission to do something.

monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing towards the camera with a relaxed look with her arm resting on the arm of the chair and on her forward knee

Slightly less symmetry in this one. A more relaxed feel and yet still with an edgy feel as Elle again engages with the viewer.

Hair shapes

monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing on a low captains chair- holding her long hair up towards the ceiling and making a strong figure shape

Elle using her hair to add another dimension to the image.

monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing on a modern metal chair holding her long hair in one hand and the other resting on her knee looking towards the camera

Edge of the chair

monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing across the edge of a chair with hands on her head and hips to create a strong figure shape

Thanks again to Elle Beth for bring the leather harness and I think these make a good set of image. Hope you do too.