Meet Anna. We met when I was the photographer at the "Back To The Prom" event sponsored by the Sharon Education Foundation. I took this image of her that night. We connected. I knew we had to work together. I had been dying to get someone to work with me to experiment with different lighting styles and different ideas I had ruminating in my head. I knew she was the perfect person to team up with.
Fast forward to January 2018. We planned a time to get together. I couldn't have asked for a better subject. We had such a great time.
For this first image, I wanted harsh light and shadows. I also wanted a serious mood, with some sadness. What do you think? Did we achieve it?
Here, I was trying to get harsh shadows for a cool 2 person effect.
I'm sure glad Anna was having fun, because I was loving the session. I had been dying to experiment.
A very mysterious look here.
There is a whole different feel when you take away the harsh shadows and add some color. I love the elegant lines created by her arm and hand.
Totally different look here just by changing the pose.
The mischievous look juxtaposed with the more formal attire is fun to look at.
Okay, so hats just bring out the fun in some people.
This image brings Vermeer's "Girl With The Pearl Earring" to mind. I think it is the blue of the hat with the black background. I LOVE that painting.
I can't get enough of this one! Her body disappeared into the black background below the top of her dress so the image is center focused with energy. The expression is priceless. I love how comfortable she is with me.
Try not to smile when you look at this one.
It's all fun and games until someone looses a feather!
This is my favorite image of the session. It inspired me to create a different version of the image, a composite created by combining other images I have taken. The building is in Borderland, the one used in the movie, Shutter Island. Add a snake from the zoo and some texture and smoke..............
and this is the result.
Photography has brought me many new friends, Anna is a very special one. She has allowed me to grow more as a photographer. We met this morning for tea and she graciously gave me permission to share these images. I would love your feedback
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.