I enjoyed working with Martin in photo sessions for this project. Simply put, it was a lot of fun!
He led me through different role-playing games. Sometimes I achieved an emotion quite easily and other times it took some digging deep. I felt the process helped me create very unique looks that went beyond the standard model poses. I also liked using props to help convey an emotion. All in all, this approach helped me to better my skills as a model.
I think beginning posers will be able to use these techniques to move beyond the cheesy grin we see too often in portraits. Likewise someone who has modeled before, and individuals with a natural talent in front of the camera, will benefit by learning to tell a story through improvisation.
I would also definitely suggest that photographers consider using this approach as an ice-breaker-shoot. Together you can find the creative flow necessary in crafting believable emotions and unique poses.
In a word, Martin’s approach will help you develop the special chemistry that can turn an everyday photo-making session into a unique experience.
—Jen Rene Cowden, Mode Mayhem #1750061
I have worked with many photographers who get a bit frustrated trying to cue a model to get that perfect facial expression or pose. Kimeldorf’s fun improvisational games helped me to relax and just be myself without any pressure or negativity. The underlying attitude of the shoot showed very clearly through the amazing images that were created. I would recommend his method to any photographer or model as a creative way to achieving smashing results.