A Hazardous Assignment
Danger… Portrait Photography Ahead.
I have just received a copy of a magazine featuring a portrait that I did a couple of months ago. The magazine editor dropped me a note to say how pleased they are with the pictures which is always appreciated, especially on this occasion where I pushed the health and safety boundaries a little in order to get the picture.
After searching the premises for a suitable location I had found a strange sealed metal unit with a swipe card entry and red and green lights over the door. This I was told was the testing area for products to be put under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, gases and chemicals and of course the perfect location!
After a bit (a lot) of persuasion we managed to get one of the chambers cleared up so that we could use it, my subject Neil backed into the chamber and I set my lights up in the tiny entrance corridor, all around us in neighbouring chambers lethal mixes of gas and chemical were doing their worst. You can see on Neil’s belt one of the gas detectors which would warn us should there be a leak, that slightly pensive look is genuine unease we were both coiled and ready to do a runner should the need arise.