Jacquie is always up for a spontaneous photo shoot, and she looks stunning in this noir glam series. I rolled out my long black backdrop, lay a mirror on top of it, and lit her with an Ice Light.
We tried various fabrics. I love the texture of the lace dress, plus the lavender shade came out beautifully in the color versions of these photos. Neither of us liked the thick white blanket; the thinner fabric has a more elegant drape. It is a deeper lavender, and again is a winning choice of color.
These photos evoke many things for me: old Hollywood, film noir, some are a little creepy, a few connote sadness, some are contemplative, many are conceptual. I find I am always drawn to a graphic layout and am pleased by the symmetry in the reflection. Someday I'll have a mirrored floor, just imagine!
This series inspires more ideas. It's always fun to play with reflection. Also, the hair tossing could yield some cool shots, particularly if it is wet. I would totally shoot classic Hollywood portraits, or create film stills with this style of dramatic lighting. Bring on the dramatic light, I love it! I'm also inexorably drawn to anything odd, creepy even. It's all storytelling, and I love an image that makes you wonder what is happening in this story.
Many thanks to Jacquie for looking gorgeous and collaborating with me! I had a great time working on this shoot together! xo