It was a great moment for the students from the University of East Anglia as it was their graduation week. I had the opportunity to meet some of the Chinese grandaunts and we did various shots with their parents and friends.
The challenge was to create different and unique stories for each of them over the course of five days. I have not scouted for location or planned any shots with them beforehand, and all of the shoots were based on spontaneous creativity at the time with them.
Albeit the hot and sunny weather, most of them were quite receptive of my free-style approach to their shoot. On some photos, I used strobe flash and occasionally with reflectors, and some with just natural lighting. It was through their willingness to help me with my equipment and they trusted me enough to follow my directions that our efforts had paid off.
All in all, all of us had fun experimenting different poses and the results were all good.