I’m in the middle of processing pictures taken from my biggest photoshoot yet and I still can’t believe it! Take a look at my Instagram account and you’ll see I’ve been taking portraits of individuals. In fact, I’ve only had 3 group shoots in my life! Two of those were actually set after I found out I got this stint. But anyway, I’m not self-handicapping. Perhaps, I’m really ready and I just needed that extra push to do something that scared the hell out of me. Polecats seems to know when it’s time to “move up” not only in terms of poledancing.
I knew that they’d be dancing to The Beatles but I didn’t have an idea that their costumes will be so different from each other. And yes! I’ve added that bit to the long list of why I’m so lucky to get this shoot. One of the reasons why I kept on attending classes (apart from really enjoying the art and workout of pole) was to meet people who are willing to pose for me. Yes, that was 8 years ago. The long wait made me doubt if I’d ever go back to photography. Yes, there were mini shoots in between but somehow I lose my momentum. But last year, I started shooting more consistently and photography became something familiar again.
Who would have thought that Stellar will give me an opportunity to “shine” despite not being a performer. Yes, I was a recitalist (Stellar on Broadway and Stellar goes Pop). Polecats has a knack of making dreams come true! The shoot got me all fired up so I am brimming with ideas for my next concepts and next goals. But first, let’s talk about how I prepared for it, how the shoot went and things I learned from this experience.