Time and time again, I learn that the best moments in life are the unplanned ones — like this photoshoot. The night before, my makeup artist, Rebecca (@noparast.mua) and I decided to do a test shoot with model Grace Cotton (@gracecotton) with no plan or mood board. We were too burnt out to think of anything creative and decided to see if the god of impulse would be in our favor.
When everyone arrived the next day, we were inspired by a gold, sparkly net fabric I had lying around. Since the holidays were right around the corner, we decide to go for some glam. We started off with a classic portrait lighting and a blue backdrop but it was just too over-the-top with the curled hair and glitter make-up. The set needed to be deconstructed.
Immediately, I put this velvet orange/rust fabric on the floor and had Grace lay down. Slowly, we undid some things and it felt much more natural. I styled some Maison Close jeweled gloves with dainty gold chains on her and everything began to come together.
I shot through the gold net fabric which gave the images a diffused glowy lighting. Similar to the previous shoot, I bounced my Profoto A1 flash onto a gold reflector, to achieve a golden light. Femme fatale with a warm twist. Mmmm…it’s like she came back to her hotel room after a rendezvous with her lover…