Alright ladies and gentleman, you all ever watch movies from the 80’s? Okay, now in these movies there is almost always the same scene. It could be at a school, mall, or mental home parking lot. But a car pulls up, and this chick gets out. When she does everything turns slow motion. The reason why Newtonian physics gets defied is that the girl is hot.
Not just hot, but slow motion boudoir hot. Joggers run into street poles, cars run fire hydrants, and babies begin to levitate.
That’s kinda how Kadi was. She gets out of her car, time slows, people wreck. Thanks a lot Kadi, now you’ve ruined everyone’s weekend with your hotness.
Kadi introduces herself, and would ya believe it, she has a damn accent. Once again, my mind goes back to the 1980’s. I quickly scan her hands to make sure she doesn’t have a poison tipped dagger. I don’t see a blow gun or dagger, but I see something on her keychain that catches my attention.
It’s a red strip that says “fly girl”. It strikes me as unusual so I ask her about it. About as nonchalant as you could possibly get, she replies, “ya, I’m a pilot”. After some discussion I learn Kadi had a humble beginning as a flight attendant. She didn’t want to serve drinks forever, and thought “well if those guys can fly the plane, why can’t I?”
It turns out that Kadi, is originally from Estonia. Never heard of Estonia? It’s one of the three countries that are known as the Baltic States. They also have what is considered one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. Finally it’s the home of the world famous model Carmen Kass.
This wasn’t strictly boudoir, but more of a test shoot. Basically a meet and greet with a camera. These meet and greets are handy for both photographer and model. It basically assures the model that I’m not gonna put them in a pit and tell them to put the lotion on the skin or they get the hose again; and it assures me they aren’t an alien bent on the destruction of the human race.
Really though, this was a great excuse to try out the new Alienbee equipment I got in. I ordered the white Alienbee beauty dish with diffusion sock and I was dying to see how it would do. I used it along with available light, shot in manual mode, and basically kept it at around F16. You can judge for yourself how the shots came out.