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Lilly was by far the youngest model I have ever worked with, but certainly not the most inexperienced. According to her portfolio, she had several quite different shootings before we met. However, I was somehow concerned that she might become impatient when things go a little bit slower with film, so I took my digital to show her a few of our first shots. But my worries were completely unfounded. She was just great – uncomplaining, pleasant and very open-minded.

Beside my digital, we took a Leica M7 (0.95/50), a Nikon F4 (1.8/105), a Contax 645 (2/80), a few Fuji Acros, some Kodak TriX and a lot of Portra 160 with us. Portras would do perfect with Lilly’s light skin and the afternoon sun, I thought.

But the sun didn’t last for long. Fortunately we already had a few good shots before the mild summer storm came up which brought our shooting to an early end. Right before this happened, I asked Lilly for a last few shots for which she shouldn’t consider the rising wind as a bunch of annoying air, but as a friend to enjoy and play with. She did and out came my two favorite images of this day which I like to start and end with.


  • Patricia12. Juni 2014 - 20:34

    Love all you series a lot, but I think this one is my favorite so far. Very simple surroundings, but sooooo beautiful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leonardo B.12. Juni 2014 - 21:18

    Your model is a really gorgeous young lady. I guess I love 29 most. Very direct and expressive.ReplyCancel

  • Lavilotte-Rolle Frédéric12. Juni 2014 - 23:47

    Wonderful serie as always 🙂
    I’m found of your portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Antonio Correia24. Juni 2014 - 22:58

    I am really impressed with the quality of your work !
    Very well done. Excellent ! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emma18. Juli 2014 - 3:16

    Thank you for all you so kindly share with us … ♥
    Your work with Lilly is most enchanting!!

    Have a wonderful day and weekend Florian Weiler …
    And if you’d like to write, I would cherish the opportunity.
    ~ emma 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Philip Wright20. Januar 2015 - 11:48

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs Florian. Many photographers think that it is a simple matter to take a beautiful girl and a camera and end up with good pictures, but your photographs show that there is a lot more to it and that there must be, above all, a trusting relationship between artist and model. This comes through clearly in your photographs of Lilly, which are at once powerful and tender.ReplyCancel

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