I’ve shot together with fellow photographer and friend Nigel Fleming a few times in the past and we had talked about getting together again over the Christmas holidays as we were both off work. As it turns out it didn’t happen until the very last day of the holidays. Nigel had mentioned an outdoor location and I suggested a few around Lurgan and the one we settled on an abandoned, derelict build. This was my old work place and did bring back some great memories of my time there.
Nigel was able to source a model for the shoot, the lovely Zoe. On the day Zoe arrived with her mum, Fiona, and we all made our way down to the building. It was very cold and the ground was very slippery, so a precarious walk it was but we made it safely. We found a room were Zoe could use for changing and while she settled in Nigel and myself did a quick recce of the place.
The building has been derelict now for around 10 years and most of it has been knocked down, and the inner walls had been ‘punched’ through and the walls were covered in some very nice graffiti, which we were to put to good use.
And so on to the first setup of the day. This was a simple single light setup against a wall.