We drive into
Charleston and sit down at a restaurant to eat a pasta
breakfast. Spencer asks a guy sitting with his girlfriend a few
tables away if he would like to pose. He seems interested and
intriqued. Spencer asks his girl friend too. He
wants to shoot two women in front of the citadel. After
eating, we explore the city a little we drive to the citadel and scout
locations. It's a looming white castle-like complex enclosed with a
barbed wire fence. There are a couple of interesting angles, but
there are guards on duty all over this place.
This is a
great little town. Spencer and I drive around the park and
Spencer notices two women laying on the grass. He says he's going to
ask them to pose, so we park the van and approach them. We begin
the usual speech. It is an amazing
coincidence that the girl Spencer
is asking is best friends with the guy we approached earlier at the
pasta joint. They had already spoken and decided that
they should do it.
We agree to meet up later to talk and show them some more work.
Spencer and I decide to eat in a
cafe, but get some really bad hummus and go somewhere else.
Spencer sees a sushi restaurant. Even though we're running out of
money he decides he can't resist so we go in for a "couple of
pieces". When they bring our order, we have the tiniest sushi
portions we've ever seen. Spencer sends it back. 2 strikes. By now it's
time to meet our models for coffee at the cafe.
They love the work and would love to get
naked in front of the citadel. The girlfriend seems a
little tentative still, but I know she will want to do it when she
sees how fun it is.
Next morning everyone's on time
and cheerful for our morning adventure: two women in front of the
citadel. They drop their clothing and run to embrace in front of two
signs that say DO NOT ENTER. We finish up the shoot and
head for the park to shoot with the other model. We have to wait until a
family with small children wanders off to another part of the park.
There is another father with his two small sons nearby so we
explain what we're about to do. He smiles and steers his sons toward
the water. Best to avoid confrontation with