Relationships exciting and painful, euphoric and challenging. You get to know someone much more deeply than most, you share with them, you imagine futures for yourselves, discuss how ugly your kids would be or realise you want different things and the dream gets squashed, along with the relationship more often than not.
It’s just the two of us in the studio and when I materialise in my first outfit (t-shirt and jeans) he nods approvingly. I find it’s easy to talk to him and talking makes me worry less about being photographed. I wonder if photographers get conversation classes to help keep their subjects relaxed?