The images above were shot in Rome Italy. The concept is Modern Impressionism turned Cinderella. The final image set is now available with Style Media. The editorial is included in the themed 'Summer Road Trip' issue.
Designer Justin LeBlanc is known for being on Project Runway. For me he is known as the designer who is using new 3D technology to create fashion. I'm not going to lie - It is exciting to see the project runway video in the background with my image set in the foreground......
Thank you for 'upping' my fashion street cred Style & Justin.
My current goal is to work with and to learn from new vendors by coming together in our free time to blend creativity. Understanding the value of a strong/creative beauty team and raw warehouse space I shot several backgrounds and incorporated different lighting techniques. The set here is not necessarily my favorite due to the abundance of final images, its hard to select. They are simply examples of how we as a team came together to blend and push our creativity in a unique setting. I will post additional examples in my social media, feel free to explore.
What I discovered is when I travel I can't take my friends with me but they are always with me. I talk to them when I notice something they would like. I chalked this 'tick' up to being homesick but the more I think about it, its pure artistic influence.I believe it comes from my friends 'gift me' by sharing their art form. When I see a visual postcard, say a street poster I will tear it off a wall or I shoot something if I feel 'its them'. The beauty of this habit of sharing comes from their influence of interest and my desire to say hello I thought of you. This being said the following is a quote from my sister from another mother Charlottes mother my friend but for this post Author Karon Luddy. The story of how I secured my most prestigious cover.
Six months after my first novel Spelldown was published, my friend Erin Hubbs emailed this amazing photograph of a handsome teenage boy and a cute teenage girl sitting on opposite sides of a spewing fountain. My flesh broke out in goosebumps when I read the caption, Karlene and Billy Ray Sighting. Had my photographer friend stalked down two young characters from my novel like a paparazzi and captured the chemistry between them with her camera? But then another notion fluttered in my heart like a velvet-throated hummingbird. Maybe Karlene and Billy Ray had gone rogue on ME, their so-called author—and now lived happily in the MINDS of READERS where they could pop up, unannounced, at any time, in any place—even at a fountain in Charleston, where Erin immediately recognized them and took their picture.
Erin Hubb’s photograph inspired me to write my second novel Bewilderment of Boys—and it will be splashed across the cover of the book, which will be published in Spring 2014. - Karon Luddy
I photographed portraits of Fashion Designer Trina Turk for Style Media. Thank you to both the EIC of Style Media and Trina Turk for allowing me to change locations/backdrops for this portrait and the portrait of you both together.