Friday, September 30, 2016

Recent Work : Karina; Purple

Though I mentioned that I am excited to use myself as a model, I am still also excited to work with other models. Especially if those models offer me something I can't comfortably recreate. In particular, Karina is a dancer I have worked with before, though I never posted the shoot I did with her an another model. I knew that Karina was up for anything and would be able to offer a lot of movement possibilities. I was totally right!

She arrived with a vintage Gunne Sax dress, and as we spoke, I realized I had another piece of wardrobe that would work well for her. So we ended up doing three shoots on this sunny, fall day, and I think they were all pretty damn glorious. I'm posting the one I just finished editing, and I'll be sharing the other two (as well as two previous shoots I've done with her) in the coming weeks.

It's true, I can use myself as a model, and I do. But it's also fun to have multiple models with different looks and abilities, so I can dream up and then execute shoots. It keeps me excited, creatively, even if nothing more comes of it than having a fun time, making art!

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I wanted to start wide and play a bit.

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This is a composite using a main image with her feet crossed, and then elements of her leg and skirt from another image to ensure that movement was represented with the best feet!

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I love when things get weird!

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That moment when the body and the hair and the lighting on the face are just right.

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This is another composite where her legs and hair were looking their best, but the dress covered up some parts or didn't have the best movement. I used part of her leg from another shot and part of her dress from two other shots to create a more epic look.

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I always like to finish with a few headshots and I love capturing light just right on her amazing eyes!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! These are gorgeous! These are probably some of my favourites of your shoots. And that third one from the bottom is just perfect.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad that my composites look good and not obviously cheesy.

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