I don't actually speak french. Natalia asked me to take some more headshots, of her this time. For some reason the place was swarming with mosquitoes. Poor Troy got the worst of it. But when they got their fill of him, they started biting Natalia and me. It was so bad we just abandoned the shoot. Luckily this wasn't before we got some winners.
The white background was achieved by throwing a couple flashes onto a bookshelf and covering it with a white sheet. It's amazing the things you think up when you have no extra equipment.