Fine Art portrait session – Not another Ophelia

25/09/2017

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

Stylised, alternative portrait session shot in lake near Ferrara.

 

Every here and again I got through my archives and remain astonished by the things I find there. Thousands of photographs that have never seen the light of the day. I had such a great plans for some of them, that I will publish them on my site, on my Facebook page, that I will start a blog and so on. Never happened. It is about time to make it happen.
So while I was driving through terabytes big digital “graveyard” of my external drive thinking what to show first I remembered this shoot happened one summer day couple of years ago. Her name is Denise. Up until this moment, I knew her only through Facebook and some mutual friends, but we were never properly presented. One day she asked me to be my model because she liked my photography….It was a beginning of a beautiful friendship that lasts until today.
I have to admit that I didn’t have a clear idea what I wanted to shoot. I kinda let the things to go with the flow (something I would rarely do today). What I didn’t want is to create just another Ophelia themed images (although I did included flowers in some of the images and the “dead girl in the bathtub/water trend was really kicking off at that moment). I knew I wanted to photograph her in the water and create some moody images concentrated more on the movement of the fabric inside the water rather than a classical water portrait and the different emotions which can be perceived from simple movement and expressions. The beautiful farmhouse Ai Due Laghi with its crystal clear lake and many other distinctive features, offered a perfect scenery for this shot.

Enjoy!

 

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