It’s interesting and intimidating when I get the opportunity to shoot along side other photographers. It always seems like everyone else has their shit together, and I’m staring into space still pondering what I want to create. Don’t get me wrong, I do preplan most of my images, with sketches and mood boards and I shoot with intent, but in this case… i was “shooting from the hip”.
On a recent collaboration shoot, I met up with three of my girls from FA (Fine Art) photographers, Tatiana Lumiere, Jenna Martin and Bonnie Al-Rafai, and a new fella I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time… Kory Zuccarelli. Tatiana had arranged everything ahead of time, and even though we got preview pics of the location… I had no idea what the models looked like, or what type of wardrobe everyone was bringing.
Once we arrived on location, after a mile long hike into the woods, everyone started setting up, grabbing their gear, models at the ready, and I kinda just sat their for a few moments. I am a little outta shape, so this pause was just what I needed to catch my breath =) I surveyed the area, wardrobe and models and said, what the heck am I going to shoot. I didn’t want to leave this amazing opportunity imageless.
Kory had toted along this antique suitcase filled with beautiful antique dresses… I feel in love with the soft colors of the pink one in this image. Tatiana had a vase of almost
dead dried white roses, and I had a model (Elizabeth Post) that was nearly 6 feet tall! Now… where to shoot?? Well, this archway was just begging to be photographed. I actually heard it call to me. Once Elizabeth stepped into the frame, the image was staring me in the face.
I went back to the basics of what I know about photography… frame within a frame… repeating elements… movement… and combined those rules to create this image. I absolutely love it, and I hope you do too.
Stay Creative =)