This is Jenetic Defect from the Chippewa Valley Rollergirls.
Yesterday was … yet another … blur. We started at 8 a.m. or so and shot portraits until after the sun went down. I was a bit worried about how I’d be able to manage without a photo assistant (Jenn stayed in Minneapolis) but there was lots of help — Lorraine took care of everything you could want in an organizational fashion, from planning meals to wrangling people to getting a schedule together and Jenetic Defect spent much of the day holding lights. I was also lucky that famous derby author Joan of Dark and her husband Dill showed up. Dill is very funny and very capable and helped out a lot. The whole thing was a lot of fun.
Moxie wrote out post cards for the kickstarter people and did interviews with derby girls. After the shoot the kitchen was still filled with rollergirls talking strategy and the minutia of rules (I now know what Trapping the Goat is and why someone would want to do it) which was fascinating.
It was great to have some down time after having to be on all day.
Today Lorraine went to practice at 7:45 in the morning. I stayed here petting the cats and working on yesterday’s photos which have been sorted and collected. Joan of Dark is downstairs cooking breakfast, I’m about to head down there and we’ll start the whole thing all over again except there’s a bout today which I’m going to try photographing with flashes — something I’ve never done before and I’m glad for the opportunity to practice and to also see some old friends like David Dyer-Bennet whose coming up from Minneapolis as are Emma Bull and Will Shetterly so it’s going to be a great evening.
Be well everyone.