Monday, November 23, 2009

Lauren


Photographed in New York for fashion.singaporebrides.com.


The weather was just starting to get a little chilly when we had the shoot, but it was more or less pretty kind with us when we shot -- kind of a rare thing when I'm shooting overseas, something I was infinitely grateful for.

The location was empty save for a cellist playing when we arrived. I had Lauren leaning against some pillars at first, then a few different poses and I was more or less ready to move on. We were pressing for time and I was trying to finish within a few frames so we could change into to the next dress before the light went out for the day.

However the music kept playing, and playing, and it was so magnificent and poetic as the melodies echoed throughout the halls I felt an urge and need to capture the beautiful moment in which we were submersed in. I told Lauren to hold up her dress, to twirl and walk and move towards the light. She did, and everything came to live in the viewfinder. I had my shot.

It's one of those 'simple' photographs, where everything else is stripped away and the image is about the essence of a certain moment. I had my assistants moved away with the reflectors to give her full space for movements and photographed with whatever natural light there was left before the sun went down. In those moments it was just about the harmony between the two of us, and it was beautiful.

14 comments :

TabzChewy said...

I never even realized New York could have such empty places...the location makes the image look hauntingly beautiful

Wonderful work!

Clement said...

its an amazing photo, with simple yet, beautiful lighting. so nice !!!

Bottle Bell Photography said...

Truly beautiful, and I love the narrative as well. Simple moments are often so poignant.

Rosa said...

where in new york?

zohre said...

Very nice picture!I like this. :)

Junshien said...

Beautiful story ... :)

Tin Salamunic said...

Love this piece....fantastic composition! :D I wish you had played a tad bit with the levels, adjusted the whites, so that they pop out from the background a bit more..maybe by 10%?
Also, it would have given it a bit more of a graphic look, as you have a lot of bold shapes going on...But that's just nitpicking. Excellent work, as usual!

KHIMAIR said...

Beautiful photo, I love so many of your pictures... ! you are a inspiration for me !
I want take photo like you !

Take care !

Samantha Nandez said...

What a wonderful moment that must have been, and you captured it just perfectly.

Guy Poplin said...

Wow it's beautiful. I can only imagine the cellist and the music echoing. Reminds me of this, or some of yoyoma's videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9-lYpI8p4

Olivier Jules said...

stunning work! ;-)

Richard Ibrahim said...

so beautiful :)

Zhang Jingna said...

Thanks all!

Guy that's a beautiful video, thanks for sharing. :D

Maria Olshevska said...

This is a beautiful photo. It was definitely a good decision to keep shooting :)