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My Shoot with Ginny

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

Rachel Lowe is a super talented classical guitarist, like mega amazing.

During our shoot at Williamson Park (creating images that could be used in her various promo) she played a few times. I felt very priviledged to hear her play in this context, as did those who stumbled upon her impromtu performances.

Rachel was kind enough to write a few words about her experience on the shoot.

" I loved working with you. During the shoot you made me feel incredibly comfortable. I get quite nervous having my photo taken which always results in photos of me looking awkward. However, you managed to make me feel completely at ease and relaxed which I think comes across in the photos.

In the weeks leading up to the shoot I was very impressed with your preparation. I thought that you were very thorough in your planning, creating mood boards and keeping up an email correspondence to let me know your ideas and in the end this lead to a really smooth and I think easy shoot.

After an initial phone call to get to know each other and come up with a rough idea for the shoot we then chatted over email and text bouncing ideas back and forth.

I also set up a playlist of pieces that I have learnt recently (or want to learn) and I feel that it really helped you to get an idea of what I'm like as a musician and performer.

I think listening to my music and the fact that this was quite a collaborative experience led to photos that felt very natural and captured my essence as a musician perfectly.

I loved the final photos (as did my friends and family!). I really wanted to get some photos that said “Lancaster” and the stunning backdrop of the memorial did that wonderfully. These photos will be perfect for promotions and on my website which is exactly what I wanted.

From a musician point of view, I really liked the fact that you managed to bring equal focus to both me and my guitar in the photos even with some of the photos having my guitar more in focus than me. I think this really says “I am a musician” and it’s an effect I really like.

From conception to completion the whole process was very smooth and I got exactly what I wanted out of it. "

Follow Rachel on Instagram and most definitely keep an eye out for gigs!

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