So, I’m editing old photos looking to put together a group of favorites. And this one came up. Anna was a sweetheart to work with. Originally from Rio, she lived here in Syracuse for a few years before moving back home.
I really love the lighting we did with this series. In color, it was very warm and even though I used these cold tones you can still feel the warmth of the photo and feel the emotion in her eyes.
When you ask a model to pose, I sometimes wonder who or what they are thinking of. This image is that sort of dreamy far away look that brings romance to mind.
In other images from this series, they made me think of Harlequin novel covers.
A Perfect Moment. Fiction
Her hometown of Rio is shrouded in a late afternoon haze. Sunset is close by and she walks the sandy beach, one hand on her light flowing dress as she walks along the shore. Gulls hover nearby searching for a snack or treat dodging in the wind.
She stops for a moment, closing her eyes and lifting her face to the gentle breeze. She smells the ocean scent, the tangy smell of salt on the air. Waves touch her bare feet but she doesn’t move doesn’t change the moment.
The water, falling in her hair sparkles with the last touches of the day’s sun. And then she faces out to sea, again closing her eyes and lifting her face to the sky as anther day ends.