Posting a bit late this week, due to Hurricane Sandy… we were lucky to not lose our power during the storm, but didn’t have internet for two days… all in all, not so bad, compared to all the devastation that happened up the coast. My thoughts are with friends and family who are dealing with the aftermath of the storm, who were much more effected than we were up here.
I figured for today’s post I’d revisit a shoot I did in 2011, when I just started working with the lovely ladies Erin Driscoll (aka Ramagious) and Celsa Cutillo (aka Jayne Riot, of Variant Shades Makeup). We came up with a Corpse Bride concept for a shoot, and after some weeks of planning, we got together and created some really fun, creepy images. I am pretty sure that the best part of the afternoon was loading the 3 of us, plus Erin’s gigantic skirts (provided by Sisters of the Moon Designs) into my tiny little Yaris– we got quite a few looks from the locals as we were driving through town, with Erin’s crazy wig, white face paint, and white contacts, which was almost as entertaining as the looks we got from the folks that were at the pond we shot at, curious about what three strange girls were doing in the woods. We also shot in studio, so the images have a different feel, despite the identical look of the model.
Here are a few of the studio shots:
and from the pond:
One of my favorite parts of the day, however, was the shoot we did when we got back from the pond- inspired by a conversation we had on the drive home… we were talking about shooting some concepts involving a skull at some point in the future- and when we got back to my apartment, Erin saw the donkey skull we have hanging on the wall, grabbed it and we did a quick little mini-shoot before everyone had to go home. To date, the images we created are some of my favorite in my portfolio. I learned that day, that you never know where your inspiration will come from, and you should try to work with whatever ideas come to you, because you never know what will work and what beauty you can create with just a few minutes and a crazy idea.
Here is my favorite shot… definitely the direction I want my fine art work to go in, and hopefully I will have the chance to create more like it in the near future!