This was first experiment outdoors. Shot on Brighton nudist beach we soon gathered quite a crowd around us. Katie is a hippy chick for whom lying naked on the beach is quite natural. The strong sunshine bouncing off the pebbles and her pale skin completely blew out the exposure but I went with it, liking the effect and the intensity it. The tones of the stones and flesh all work together with just her strawberry blonde dreadlocks providing any depth of colour. We see though her sunglasses to her eyes, the only feature in her almost alien face, giving us an intimate moment as we stare down on her bathed I light. It’s like she is drifting off in her bed, imagining herself on the beach. Happy accidents like these are what happen when you keep pushing the equipment. It remains one of my favourites.

Next entry: Flotation