To be honest this shoot should really have been a disaster. After walking up umpteen flights of stairs to meet Dilyana, I was so out of breath I could barely say hello. Things were even worse as I was about to leave when I attempted to exit via a cupboard door in the hall. Not embarrassing at all!
Despite my lacking the ability to talk and clearly looking the worse for wear, due to having to walk up so many stairs, Dilyana made me feel very welcome asking if I would like a ‘tea, coffee or cider’. At 1pm. In theafternoon. The life of a twenty-something is clearly more leisurely than I am used to these days. Sadly, I had to decline.
Prior to our meeting, I researched read some of Dilyana’s poetry and short stories on her website (to try and get an insight in to her style of writing and possibly her personality). Dilyana and I also exchanged ideas in the days leading up to meeting each other and it was great to arrive knowing the type of images Dilyana wanted. This made our shoot fly by and we were able to get what we wanted relatively quickly all using natural light from the enormous windows in the house.
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