A few months back, I did a vintage inspired wedding shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal with the wonderful Fanny Wong and MUA Kitty Mann, Here are some of the results of that shoot. The enitre shoot was conducted with ambiant light only. So no flash, a high ISO and at times a reflector. Enjoy the results.
Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess.” Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973. (quote from the official Josehpine Baker website http://www.cmgww.com/stars/baker/about/biography.html)
This is a tribute to her marvelous performances and talent. This was Krystyna’s idea, she did her own hair and makeup as she is a makeup artist and we put the wardrobe together. She was an absolute joy to work with, following direction and inputting her own inspiration as the day unfolded.
Please enjoy the images.
A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Bobbi from Tarte Nouveau who is a creator of fastenator hats. We thought it would be great to shoot these little hats on models as opposed to doing a catalogue type shoot that would just show case the hats. In using models, we are able to show the public how these hats can be worn.
The day was very long as I live on the south shore of Montreal and Bobbi lives on the North shore, but once we reached our destination, the two models were ready and willing to do and try anything and any location to turn this into something wonderful. We also must not forget Bobbi’s husband who was generous in feeding us both lunch and dinner. He’s the type of guy a girl must hang on to. However, I digress.
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A couple weeks ago I had the priviledge to work with two wonderful and amazing people who enabled me to produce some pretty darn good images for my vintage photography series. These amazing people where Tomoko Hidaka a make-up artist who has been in the business for quite a few years and donated her time to my cause. You can check out her work on her website at: http://www.tomokoh.com/tomokoh_makeuphaircreations/Welcome.html and the other amazing person I worked with was Camille Perreault who is a clothing stylist. You can view her work on her website at: http://camillepstyling.carbonmade.com/about.
I also worked with two great models Emilie Benoit and Emily O’Connor and was assisted by En JuLee. All together we made an amazing team.
I am attaching a few images of my Vintage Shoot. These were all done in Montreal near the waters edge. The setting was beautiful and the temperature was equally cooperative (not always the case in our part of the world). The clothing was supplied from H & M with some of the clothing and accessories being vintage pieces provided by myself and Camille. This shoot was inspired by a Vogue shoot that I had run across a while back.
Hope you enjoy the images. I will be posting more in a few days time.
My 84 year old aunt gave me her wedding dress that she wore back in the late 1940. What potential for a great image. I managed to get an up and coming model to work with me on this one. She did an amazing job and look absolutely fabulous wearing the dress and then the fur cape, that happened to belong to my mothers aunt. So Vintage it was all the way on this one. The first image is a combination of the following two images. This’ll give you an idea at how we see images and how we combine them to get the best possible of all worlds.
While in Québec City a few weeks ago, I ran into Denis who generously offered to help me out and pose for me. The results were absolutely GREAT! You could swear he comes from another time and place.