Tori Mai had asked to come up from Devon to shoot with us so we’d planned a multi-day shoot to make the most of her hours of travel.
Sadly life got in the way and her 60 hour stay with us was reduced at the last minute to just a 20 hour overnight stay and with the first shoot on location and an unforgiving deadline for her to get back on the road that meant only three opportunities to shoot.
First up was a drive to an unused mill building where the plan was to make the most of Tori’s dance training in nude dance movement images, followed by some ‘captive victim’ in rope and chain.
But life got in the way again and an injury meant she couldn’t give us the dance moves moves we were hoping for.
Our disappointment was short lived when Tori preempted our move into the captive set and brought the shoot alive with a red hot performance as a not so innocent and not entirely unwilling victim of a ruthless kidnapper.
We couldn’t help but love her delight while wrapped in chain, at realising she had clear boot-prints on her dirt covered belly, chest and throat.
An early (ish) night in preparation for an early start out to our second location on top of a hill in the Peak District.
The weatherman had said we’d have sunshine and cloud.
The weatherman lied.
Up at five and an hour’s drive later we were approaching our location in thick fog.
By nine we were back at the studio for breakfast having run into a traffic jam on the way to our alternate location and admitted defeat.
So now, with only a couple of hours before she had to leave, we were into our final shoot in the studio, celebrating Tori’s considerable thing for feet and ending with and exercise in combining rope and dance and with the rope taking the strain off her injury, Tori turned in a prima performance.