Motherland Chronicles #31 - Book of Roses
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Phuong My
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Viktorija Bowers
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Ernie Chang, Tiffany Liu
Dress: Phuong My
Earrings: Harlequin Romantique
This was part of a shoot where I got overly ambitious and tried to do 3 completely different shots for Motherland Chronicles, when I usually do only 1 or 2.
I had the concepts and clothes all planned out, and even an order as to how I'll be posting the shots, only to realize on morning of shoot that the very first look was missing its dress, because I had forgotten to confirm with the designer I was borrowing from as I was super busy shooting the days before. I was so sad. T_T;;;
But!! I got to do braids and pearls, and books and flying petals, which is like all my favorite things combined. So not all is lost.
And my team has levelled up to professional petal-throwers. Which is rather awesome.
Here's a couple behind-the-scenes:
I like this shot a lot because it feels kind of poetic. But rather unintentionally, I realized later that it's a perfect a side by side comparison between a seamless paper backdrop and the Savage Black/White Collapsible.
Because the collapsible is made from light-absorbing fabric, it gives a much cleaner black background than the regular seamless paper backdrops which reflect light. It's also mobile and easy to set up since it folds and unfolds like a large reflector. Pretty handy. :D
Viktorija touching up makeup and Junya the hair. I love braids. ♥
Going to L.A. this Thursday for more Motherland stuff! Can't wait to show you what we're working on. :D