Half a Peacock
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/11, 1/250s, ISO 100
This week I’m working on a series I entitled Chicago Girls, based on portraits made during a costumed ball last year. Unlike my previously published photos from that session, which were for the most part « naturalistic » (ie. limited retouching), these are a bit more reworked, trying to push the atmosphere I was going after in post-processing. This first shot is one of Vanessa. Or rather half of Vanessa.
Through the Veil
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 100
Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be one of the official photographers for a costumed ball entitled « Dans les Bas-Fonds de Chicago » (which I guess one could translate as ‘Seedy Chicago‘). I shot attendees for over 4 hour straight assisted by my good friend Thomas, which was exhausting, but very gratifying as well. I had proper studio lighting and a black backdrop, and although the venue imposed some tough constraints, I had a great time. Great learning experience as well. I’ll be sharing my favourite shots from that marathon session in the coming days. In this shot, what really appealed to me was Vanessa’s veil and tattoo (although the tattoo was featured more prominently on another shot.