Chrissie just wandered into the studio to ask about modelling. I’m always on the lookout for unusual people, and as a yoga teacher she is someone who can make interesting shapes with her body. Along with her long, blonde hair I knew I could get some fascinating shots with her. She went through a series of poses for me, each of which would have worked great. This one I liked for its compactness and the way her arms mirror the shapes of her legs. With her back is to us, she ignores us and goes through her routine. Her golden hair, in a tight braid, falls down her back adding another structural line to the composition. As she could have been making any shape I just called this one Yoga as the stillness and serenity of this pose sums up the practice for me. I’m sure Chrissie and I will make more shots for this series.
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