This was a first for me, I've never worked in glass artists studio before. This photographed on an already particularly hot day right in the middle of summer. Not a problem in itself, but I had no idea the studio would be so warm, the glass furnace once it has a batch of glass in it, has to be left on constantly until the glass is used up, as it breaks of the glass cools down and solidifies. So the heat in the studio was fairly incredible. So much so one of my flash tubes let go, I had to really watch where I was placing my flash packs as well, not only in the interest of not getting in Elin's way, but also with a view to them not getting too hot, not sure the lithium batteries would react well to over heating.
Elin Isaksson is a well know glass artist, her work is amazing, yet another seriously talented maker to add to the list I've already shot, and yet another challenging shoot where new problems were encountered and overwhelmed. I had limited time, and the short bursts we could manage were fairly frantic, we had to get out of the frying pas so to speak on very regular intervals, the heat was overwhelming. I had to make sure I got into the action without myself or my equipment getting in the way. Much sweat and toil later, we ended up with a pretty accurate set of portrait and environmental photographs showing Elin's process.