“What a wicked game you play to make me feel this way.
What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you.”
Chris Isaak ‘Wicked Game’

I’m all for trying new things. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, during my last photoshoot with professional glamour model Natalia Forrest I decided to put her sunbed to good use by suggesting that we take some photos on it.

“Oh, yes! Great idea” said Natalia, jumping at the notion. “No-one’s ever photographed me on a sunbed before.”

Off she went to get changed, and I must admit that I was a little unsure how best to light the set. With the lid of the sunbed it was going to be a bit of a tight squeeze. With hindsight, I could have done some quick Googling to research some lighting and posing ideas. As it was, I decided to keep things really simple and just used one Elinchrom studio flash unit fitted with a beauty dish. You can see the reflection of the beauty dish in Natalia’s sunglasses.

The idea of the sunglasses came to me when Natalia walked in wearing a very colourful ‘Wicked Weasel’ bikini. I thought the sunglasses were all that was needed to complement the outfit.

With the sunbed switched on, the tubes were glowing blue. In post-processing the image files I have also added more saturation to make the blue stand out more.

It was a fairly quick and easy setup and shoot and I’m pleased with the images. Natalia, of course, looks stunning as ever.

Click on the images to see the photos bigger and feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading.

'Natalia Forrest is Wicked' by Paul Jones

'Natalia Forrest is Wicked' by Paul Jones

'Natalia Forrest is Wicked' by Paul Jones

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