This shoot with Tomasz Schafernaker, UK’s handsomest weather reporter, took some time to set up. After a few interruptions, (such as hurricane in the US which he had to report from,) we finally managed to arrange a time and date.
The first idea was ‘Singing in the Rain’ followed by the more cartoon like ‘followed by a dark cloud’. It was obvious that we needed a location with water outlet and so my allotment and neighbourhood was chosen as a backdrop. Tomasz had just returned on a redeye flight from the USA, tired but up for anything. I was at first unsure how he would take to the cold spray of a garden hose, but this is a man who’s used to standing in the eye of the storm and report back to us all who sit in the warm comfort of our houses. He was up for anything!!!!
The shoot took a little imagination to create and the dark street (on a sunny day) took a good dose of flash to make it look right. No day is the same and this was particularly fun challenge.
Shot for the Observer Magazine