Gunel is a second year student of one of the universities in Baku. She wanted some magazine style portraits and had some ideas about the location. After discussing several options we agreed that Park Bulvar Baku trade center would be a great spot for this portrait session.
It was quite surprising when in the middle of the photo session I was approached by the Chief of Security Service of the trade center who said (without giving a proper explanation) that we can not shoot here. This was despite the fact that lots of people were walking and taking pictures with their cell phones and point and shoot cameras in the trade center. But, after visiting the management of the Park Bulvar the issue was positively solved and we continued our photo session. This kind of stories sometimes may happen with the photographers so in such cases the most effective and easiest way is to address the issue directly to the management rather than trying to get any explanations from the security personnel.
Saying all that I would like to thank the management of Park Bulvar trade center and specially PR Manager Ms. Aynur Mamedova for providing such a great opportunity and location for this photo session.
... and of course Gunel was great that day and she was very happy to have these photos.