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Chalky

October 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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I'M BACK!!! I've been so overwhelmed with so many amazing projects that I haven't had a chance to blog in awhile. Thanks to everyone who read my last blog titled "CHASING DREAMS". The campaign is a doing rather well thanks to all of our supporters.

Well now I'm back and have so many experiences and so much awesomeness to share.

I will keep this one simple and sweet.

It was a BLAST to create, I made a complete mess of my studio (and house), but the end result turned out better than expected. #WINNING

THE PROCESS: 

Step One: Find a model that wasn't afraid to get dirty. I decided to ask Angela for many reasons. 1) she is AWESOME. 2) She is fun to work with 3) She didn't mind getting covered in flour. Although, after the first covering her facial expression said otherwise :) I think she actually said, "Dimitri, I HATE YOU". ok, maybe not out loud but her eyes pierced through me like hot daggers in a Quentin Tarantino flick.

Step Two: Cover everything in my studio with plastic to prevent getting dust everywhere. EPIC FAIL. I mean the worst EPIC Failure imaginable.

Step Three: Of course, I enlisted the services for hair/makeup from Ms. ICBEAUTY herself. 

Step Four: In search for the perfect wardrobe, I knew that I wanted something fluffy to provide some dimension to the image. So I reached out to Lilu of LeLuna Star, an amazing designer here in the area and asked if she had anything that we could use. Luckily, she had the perfect red tutu to fit my idea. :) 

Finally, a quick trip to target to grab some stockings. Funny story - photographers shopping for women clothing (specifically in the unmentionable area) of a department store tend to get the weirdest looks from passing female shoppers. I couldn't stop laughing at this one lady who walked past me 3 times and was dying to ask me if I needed help. So on her final pass I turned and said..."It's ok, I'm a PHOTOGRAPHER" the sense of relief on her face was priceless. HILARIOUS (well, at least to me).

My lighting setup:

Two AB800's, both coned and gridded on each side of the model to highlight the flour as it scattered.

Main light was a AB400 with a Octobox, boomed and aimed downward for a more dramatic effect.  

 Enough of my tangent...Enjoy the images!

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Photographer: www.dimitriphotos.com

Hair/Makeup: Donnie of www.icbeautynu.com

Tutu provided by: Lilu for www.lelunastar.com

Model: Angela Liu

Assisted by: Ross Gassaway, Tessa Gibson (DWP intern) and Linsey Hall

Location: DWP Studios

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HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED: Not Pictured: ROSS (Taking the pic) and DONNIE!! Couldn't have done it without you all!!!

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