Some times we have a vision but getting to that vision can be a bit experimental.
I had a vision of creating a dance portrait in a warehouse. I knew I wanted the warehouse to be abandoned and the dancer to be vibrant. There’s something about the contrast of beauty in a grungy environment that excites me.
I created a model call asking for high school senior dancers to come to Studio 61 for a quick, 15 minute session. I was excited that Molly, whom I’ve worked with in the past, quickly responded.
It took us 3 attempts to get the shot I was hoping for. Here’s the resulting image:
I know what you’re thinking….”Uhmm…ok. Beautiful girl, not so beautiful image.”
But this image is exactly what I wanted. 100% gold.
I brought the image into Photoshop, tweaked the colors, overlayed it onto a warehouse image I found on the internet, added a few elements and the final result, well, it’s breathtaking. Have a look for yourself.
I find that it’s often hard to explain to clients and models the vision I have in my mind but when they cooperate beautifully, like Molly did, it’s easy to bring that vision to life.
If you’re even given the opportunity to create a one of a kind masterpiece, take it. Even if you don’t understand the artist’s vision. Afterall, we are artist. We tell a story through out creations. But sometimes we lack the words to tell the story before the creation.
Here’s a look at the before and after together. Enjoy!