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December 26, 2008

Two blonds with studio wigs


Two blonds were in the studio today, 8 and 7-year-old Jenna and Anna. They aren't babies, but I'm sharing the "babysitting" role until tomorrow night. Jenna is a regular here and Anna is her sleepover pal.

Jenna knows the prop closet inventory and led Anna to the wig box. Their mission was a to do a Beathles impersonation, so both went for dark hair.

They sang and I shot 49 frames with the Hasselblad. All three of us edited the shoot in Lightroom and this was Jenna's pick.

December 23, 2008

Wrapping Christmas Presents


There is lots going on today, but wrapping Christmas presents is one of those priority items with only two days left.

You never know who you can trust to keep presents a secret until they're unwrapped, particularly around my house, so I was taking no chances. A quick visit to the wardrobe/prop closet took care of that.

No bull.

December 14, 2008

Teenagers in an Apple Store


What could be more wholesome than a group of teenagers like this in an Apple Store?

December 11, 2008

Diver and Gorgonian Fan - Palau, Micronesia


Scuba diver, underwater model, photo assistant and photographer Christina Macfarlane poses behind gorgonian fan on the Deep Wall divesite offshore Palau, Micronesia.

So, you ask, "can she really be all those things?" Check http://christinamacfarlane.com and judge for yourself. Also, if you're an eco-diver, you may ask "can she can pose like that without harming the fan?" The answer is: "Absolutely. Yes. She has the training, experience, impeccable neutral buoyancy control, grace and a practiced one-finger hold-off to do it right." Before you ask, so does the photographer.

December 10, 2008

Mermaid Pair


This image was made a few months ago, but got our attention today as we were editing mermaid shoot folders. Mermaids Liz Harlow and Christina Macfarlane were in Bob Minnick and Melena Sharkey's reflection pool in Portsmouth, VA.

December 1, 2008

Experimenting with a stainless steel chair


This stainless steel chair (circa 1940s? 1950s?) has been sitting in the studio since it was rescued from an antique store in Charlottesville, VA during Look3 this summer. Finally, it got some camera time.

I built a platform with a thick glass floor, covered it with scrim material and underlit it for a figure study. If a figure looked good on it, why not the chair. Better yet, why not the chair and the figure? Well, here's the chair.

It leaves an interesting pattern on bare skin. Have you ever looked at a nude figure and thought of a waffle?

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