DeAnna approached me a few months ago with an idea based on a fine art shadow series by Lucien Clergue. I was excited to take on this challenge and spent some time practicing at home using studio lights pointed through various materials, patterns and shapes. I discovered the control of these lights/shapes were rather difficult using strobes. Then I moved to the idea of continuous or constant light, but still ran into the problem of needing to have multiple shapes and patterns available on different medium light card board, metal or anything with holes in it. Then it hit me, a projector would be more beneficial for better light control. I could also include specific shapes/patterns that I wanted like lace, lines, palm and ginko leaf.
We talked about adding a few personal touches like an orchid and calla lilly since she is a part time florist. As a bonus, I wanted to make sure I included a few unique images shot through my Rollieflex for a vintage perspective. We also planned a few outdoor shots which proved to be tough due to the weather. Though it was mid/late May it happened to be a 50° F day, rainy and very gloomy.
From the beginning of the shoot DeAnna was 110% fearless and confident. She took direction very well and brought her own elegance and beauty to each pose - I was highly impressed! For the record, she is not a model but killed it like one!
Enjoy a few many of our favorites below. Some images have been censored per her request.
Huge thank you to Samantha for the making DeAnna even more amazing with the hair and makeup. See more of her work here: https://www.instagram.com/_snbeauty/