Abby Stag for '(not) Naked with Masks' by Ben Hopper
This photograph is a perfect example of the work that goes into a photography project behind the scenes; none of the photos I created with Abby on that day were included in the final 'Naked with Masks' collection.
When I did the first sessions for the project, I would usually carry a few masks with me, and sometimes try the same ones on different models in different locations.
In the end, I chose photos I created with another model using this mask; titled 'Scarlett' in the main project.
Fun fact about this photograph: Abby is standing on top of the roof of a police station in East London. You could climb onto its roof from the roof of her apartment building, which was right next to it.
In the back behind her mask, you can notice the famous '30 St Mary Axe' London tower aka The Gherkin.
This stag mask was handmade in London by Ghoulia's Peculiars (Jules Newman).
June 4, 2010. Dalston, London, UK.