August 08, 2010

K_ & W_'s Second Day of Modeling

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The second day of working with K_ and her friend W_ in New Brunswick saw us head further afield, and find more successful environments to work in, this time along the banks of the St John River. In the forest that ran between the river and the road, we found several perfect stands of trees to work in, and in some cases, entire trees that had been uprooted by recent storms; one of my favorite images of the day was of K_ reclining in such a tree, a figure of grace in the midst of chaos.
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My favorite image of the day, however, was made a couple of minutes later, as K_ sat in the smooth curve of a large branch; the sunlight coming through the leaves cast a wonderful highlight on her back, and the sweep of her hair was absolutely perfect, mirroring the slight movement in the tree above her.
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Though the river wasn't exactly warm, and the day's brisk wind made full immersion less than pleasurable, W_ did some modeling standing in the shallows along the side of the river; it is a challenging thing to just stand and be nude, but as soon as she started pulling at some of the river grasses, everything came together in an image somewhat reminiscent of the photo secession style from 100 years ago.
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The last photographs of the day, and the visit to New Brunswick, were made in a nearby lake - a little warmer than the river, both models did some modeling in the water proper, but again, it was a standing pose - this time of K_ walking slowly towards the shore, which really stood out!

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