Mythology of Colour

This was the shoot that created my love for fashion photography. I photographed this shoot in the beginning of my final year of college and from then on, fashion was all I photographed.

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This shoot was also the start of a long photographic relationship with Lisa Harrison, a great model who I often work with and who’s images will be seen on this blog a few more times to come.

Mythology Store supplied our clothing and Simone Dumas did Lisa’s beautiful makeup, my assistants Tim Glen, Brittany Smith and Kylie Smit were a huge help as this shoot was rather complicated!

I shot a powder paint themed shoot but wanted to keep the clothing paint-free so, what I did was shoot double exposures! I had my vision for each shot of how I wanted the model to feel/pose and then how the powder paint was imagined to explode in the image (I say “imagined” because things never turn out exactly as planned).

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First, Lisa would model in the chosen location (above).

Then I would direct my assistants with the powder paint to throw the paint in order to create my vision.

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 And finally in post production I would carefully merge the two images together. It was a tedious and difficult shoot but so worth it and lots of fun for all of us who teamed up to create this Mythical story.

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…and this would be the outcome… here are the other images to follow:

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Well done team!!

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