For a long long time I have wanted to do a shoot with Tillie, but unfortunately the opportunity did not occur, until yesterday.
I went to a joint studio day (s) by Artemis Fauna and Tillie. This took place in the absolutely splendid surroundings of Artemis's house of many delightful rooms near Bedford. The whole house is a giant photo set with each room (and there are many) given over to a particular style of decor.The two models posed beautifully together in a well choreographed manner and the shoot was over too quickly.Congratulations to them both on a wonderful performance.My expectations of a shoot with Tillie were fully realised.
Tillie arrived early with a suitcase of exactly the sort of clothes that I wanted for the shoot. She was very flexible in her approach and we had a truly wonderful 6-hour shoot. Tillie noticed a possible shoot utilising a mirror and the results from that sequence were truly amazing!
A true professional who brings expertise to the shoot and can improve upon ideas, if you let her have some input.
Thank you for a really wonderful shoot and I look forward to working with you again.
Tillie where have you been all my life. I know for two thirds you weren't even alive. I worked with Tillie at Ariane studio to-day. What a fantastic model. Works well with out instruction. Knows what works and knows what doesn't work, she has a really great repertoire. Happy to take guidance as well. If you get a bad picture of this lady you've got it wrong!! I look forward to working with this lady again, hopefully in the not too distant future. When she confirms her return to Ariane I already have booking.
Tillie is all the things that the previous references state. Great communication, great wardrobe, lovely personality, flawless skin and extremely professional. And I mean that in a very very positive way. A very wide range of poses that she adapted upon request. And one thing that perhaps hasn't been added as much as it should - such an incredibly high standard of make-up and hair which were changed (very) quickly to perfectly suit the different sets I had. I cannot believe she didn't have a professional MUA in the changing room with her. I think every photographer needs to book Tillie at least once!
What words can I use to describe my first shoot with Tillie yesterday - bowled over, knocked out, completely smitten - shooting with Tilley was a deeply spiritual and profoundly emotional experience. Virtually every shot was filled with emotion. I found the shots I have long sought and always wanted. When we reviewed the shots together afterwards - because on this occasion Tilley had the time - I was totally overwhelmed at seeing the final outcome.
Tille is beautiful - gorgeously proportioned and with superb facial features. She has completely mastered how to use them to achieve what she intends. I'm sure that she can take direction but I never intruded. I simply told her what I hoped to achieve and stood in amazement as she weaved - and I mean weaved (with the subtlety of her flowing limbs) - her magic.
Tille is so personable, so pleasant and friendly, and so totally without affectation. Diva is only a dictionary word to Tillie. She is of course totally professional in every way perfect communication, time keeping and readiness for the shoot. She brought all that I asked for - to the last detail.
I am sorry if this has been overlong but then again this was a very special shoot - in many ways for me unique. Thank you Tille from the bottom of my heart.