Frogwoman Émilie – Technisub at the Beach. Young French Frogwoman Émilie has her very first experience with the classic Technisub full face dive mask. Rubber hoses connect the mask to a vintage Mistral regulator, one hose to supply air, the other for her exhaled breath. Sealed tightly under a waterproof skin of smooth and shiny neoprene rubber, she pulls on a pair of Balco fins before finally affixing the ffm to her face. With every inch of her body covered in black rubber, she needs to cool off, the water looks very inviting!
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I remember a very nervous 19 year old girl being dropped off at the location in the South of France by her father. I’m not too sure what she expected, but after chatting a little bit and explaining the shoot process, she started to relax and we could begin work. It always takes a bit of time for new girls to fully relax in front of the camera and Émilie was no exception.
I will always start with easy stuff, beavertail jacket, hair free to blow in the wind, snorkel and mask. Then I slowly introduce heavier gear, full suit, hood, socks, gloves etc. Finally it’s time for the full face masks. By this time the girls are totally relaxed and the whole process has been fun and easy, so they’re not freaked out when their face is hidden behind plastic and rubber. Once they realise they can breathe easily, there is no stopping them! It’s all about building trust.
If you’re professional and respectful, attentive to their needs and explain everything you want, these lovely adventurous girls are more than happy to give all sorts of things a go!