I'm the first to admit that I'm terrible at narrowing down my own images. This editorial was specifically difficult for me. When we featured it in the Paracosm issue for Velvet Dust- the images were all edited black & white which I loved. Here, I've kept some as such but included some of my favorites color edits. This editorial focuses on obscuring our beautiful model's face through various avenues: her back simply turned to the camera, the deception of reflection, and her scarf both blurred with motion and serving as another sculpture, frozen in time. I'll be posting more images from this editorial because I just can't help myself but for now, enjoy.
Back in May, I had the pleasure of viewing the Abelardo Morell exhibit at the High Museum in Atlanta. I was totally blown away by his beautiful work and was particularly inspired by his camera obscura pieces. I wanted to try to create my own camera obscura for our Paracosm issue of Velvet Dust. It truly is an amazing process. Once you black out all sources of light and cut a small hole to serve as your "camera lens", whatever is outside literally appears inverted on the opposite wall. Please take some time to study these images- the clouds in the sky, the flowers in the tree, the power lines... While I'm nowhere near Morell, I'm so pleased and proud of the final result. Enjoy!
This is the fourth installment of our Velvet Dust Dualities editorial featuring one of my favorite humans. You can view it as the entire editorial here.