Photographer's Assistant | The Bad / by Poppy Hunter

I had the pleasure of assisting on two fashion shoots at the end of 2015.
The first was for a new clothing collection for Roger David.

 Two of the photos from that day now on the Roger David website

Two of the photos from that day now on the Roger David website

Unfortunately this was a poorly organised shoot (not at the fault of Roger David but rather who they hired). We were in a (beautiful) remote location with not a toilet around let alone a cafe, which wouldn't have been a problem if it wasn't for that fact that catering for about 10 people was little more than 2 packets of salt and vinegar chips and no water. But we were saved by the second unprofessional mistake as we were kicked off location for not having a permit (at about 2pm) with only about three or four outfits done (out of 8).

 Panorama of the location from the sea

Panorama of the location from the sea

 BTS of the photo top left of blog.  |  Outfits prepared for shots.  |  Park rangers kicking us out.

BTS of the photo top left of blog.  |  Outfits prepared for shots.  |  Park rangers kicking us out.

I was the 2nd Assistant for this shoot and the 1st assistant showed me the ropes, and as I had nothing to compare the experience too he also explained everything that was going wrong with the shoot and how it was the worst shoot he's ever been on.  I didn't actually realise how badly it was going until these things were pointed out, I was mostly struggling with the heat and being on the edge of a cliff on a very windy day...

 The Model - Adin Taylor

The Model - Adin Taylor

 The Climb down the cliff

The Climb down the cliff

It may not have been the perfect shoot but it was an experience I'm so grateful to have had and it was definitely eye-opening.

 Edited phone snaps from the day

Edited phone snaps from the day