The second in my series of portfolio shots and this one is of Jack Moules who, at 14, became the youngest ever UK freestyle jetski champion. I spent the day photographing and filming him during training in High Wycombe – in, it has to be said, freezing cold weather (at least I was wrapped up and not in the water). This portrait was part of the set of images and was very quick and easy to set up. A single Alien Bee 400, powered by a Vagabond battery, is set up facing Jack head on and powered to kill the sky. The extreme contrast of the jetski really lifts the image, especially with such a clear sky.
February 1, 2012