Thursday, January 19, 2012
Astrid Munevar: In a word - Fun!
It had been months since Astrid and I first talked about doing a photo shoot, and Monday night it was about to happen. Due to circumstances that I won't mention (smile), she was late ... and had to leave early.
After she quickly changed and did her hair and makeup, we had a total of 51 minutes from start to finish (from first picture taken to last). And I have to say, it was a wild ride! Even counting 4 changes of clothes (5 sets of clothes total) within that 51 minutes, I still managed to take 694 images. YES! SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR!
And this was not a "spray and pray" type of photo shoot. The fact is, Astrid was just "that much fun!". The speed with which she could change poses and expressions and do something different in between each shot was incredible. Yes, I gave her some direction ... turn this way, bend your arm that way, hold your hand like this. But mostly ... it was all her. And in the end, I picked a total of 127 images to process and give to her. That's more than 2 images for every minute we spent working together. I'm not bragging ... I'm telling you it was all her! :)
The theme for the night was to be a Fashion / Catalog type of photo shoot. To put on some clothes and (in most cases) try to "sell them to the viewer". I say in most cases, because every now and then I threw in a different type of crop or pose or lighting, but we covered a lot of ground.
Check out some of the fun pictures we made that night: