Monday, January 30, 2012

Last Week in the snow..

We went up to ski Tahoe a few days ago and I brought my lights and camera gear.
Traffic got bad at one point on the drive back, so we pulled over and I shot another portrait of Tony in the trees.

Not sure how valid it is to be working on a series of photos of my boyfriend.. but I am true advocate of a project working itself into play. So maybe that will happen if I shoot him enough.

how awesome: a subject who carries the gear..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Babes in the Wood: Ginger

This weekend I photographed another child for the Babes series, this time going for a more literal fairy tale costume..

Ginger was photographed at the Twin Pines park near Belmont, a very pretty setting!
The typical fashion I envisioned for Ginger was based a bit, after seeing her gorgeous blonde hair, on wanting to cast her as a Gretel, who gets notoriously lost in the woods.
In looking for images of Dirndls and Trachtenkleidung costume, I came across some articles about womens' costume during the Nazi reign.

As a prelude to the Nazi party coming into power, fashion in Germany was changing to shorter hemlines, more masculinity, makeup, shorter hair. Conservatives decried this Hollywood and French influence as evil and through exaggerating the influence of Jews in the fashion industry, the Ministry of Propaganda formed a unique school (German Fashion Institute) to bring back the uniquely German style of dress for women.

There's a fascinating link to more detail here

But back to Ginger, here's some cute outtakes:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Babes in the Wood: Astrid

On winter break between holidays, I took to the Joaquin Miller Park for the third time to photograph the final contestant of the Smith family trio of kids: Astrid.

Hero photo from the shoot:

Some seconds:

The whole family as a triptych: