Portrait Of The Week Series - No.2: Leigh Franklin

Auckland-based singer/songwriter Leigh Franklin has just released a new album called On A Saturday.


Leigh Franklin, Auckland, April 2013

Leigh asked me to photograph her last month so that she would have plenty of publicity stills for her upcoming album release.

So we spent a couple of hours one day mid-week in both a studio set-up and on location (against a neighbour's hedge). In this case the outdoor stills worked the best and in about 20 minutes, using only natural light, we put together a nice sequence of images that we were both pleased with.

Normally I use speedlights and modifiers to control direction and quality of light, but we were running out of time and my radio wireless triggers were on the fritz, so we just made it happen with the nice soft light from the overcast sky.