After a long chat on Facebook, Stephanie turns up for her shoot.
I told her I was kinda disappointed.
She has a sleek figure like a gazelle, skin that glows from within, a big bright grin that lights up her face and the looks of a young Cindy Crawford-ish, complete with mole!
And she’s drinking from a 2-litre bottle of water she’s brought with her – she has to finish it by the end of the shoot, she says.
I asked her what was I going to do with her – there wasn’t much of a challenge for me now, was there?
She grins and coyly says “thank you” eyes downcast. She’s perfect.
But Stephanie wanted to do a Fantasy shoot after I was through with my Organics Project experiment with her.
And I decided I would do even my Organics Project in a kinda fantasy style…
[What’s the Organics Project? Well, if you haven’t been following the posts, it’s my new All Natural series “without any added preservatives, additives or coloring” meaning I use only natural light, no studio lights; No makeup, No Photoshop, editing, retouching or manipulation of any sort].
We started out in the same graphic black & white dress she arrived in, but switched to a simple off the shoulder black dress.
I decided on the spur of the moment to add a lil fantasy flourish – a tiara like belt with gold leaves across her forehead…what it became was very Games Of Thrones-like.
See the images above – they are all natural, no makeup, no studio lighting, no photoshop, no manipulation: Stephanie as she is in real life.
The only alternate light source I have used is two sharp silver reflectors on her face giving the specular highlights you see in the center image and the highlights in her eyes.
I was very tempted to retouch out that annoying gold thread that’s come off the belt in front, just above her forehead – but I restrained myself to keep it genuinely natural.
I got a bit carried away and did more than I should have in alternate attire with a couple of changes for the Organics shoot.
But then we got to the main shoot – here’s a Kill Bill style fantasy image…
And then we did a bit of pure glamor.
Stephanie wears a Karen Millen dress – and this is in my high-key LightBlaster style, but slightly modified to make it less fashiony & a bit more arty:
more Stephanie coming soon…