As a fine art photographer, I am always on the lookout for ways to create striking, memorable images that tell a story. Recently, I had the opportunity to work on an exciting project that combined my passion for photography with the mysterious allure of the raven. This portrait went on to receive an award on the prestigious 1x.com platform, and I am thrilled to share the behind-the-scenes story with you.
The model for this project was an 18-year-old who has been working with me regularly. To create the raven-inspired look, we added feathered false eyelashes for an extra touch of drama. The metal claw rings and feathers, which I sourced from Amazon, further enhanced the transformation. The result was a captivating blend of beauty and mystique.
For the lighting setup, I used a 165 cm parabolic umbrella with a diffuser and my trusty Godox SK 400 flash, which may have been its last job before I upgrade to Westcott FJ 400 lights. As always, I shot in my studio using a 24-105mm G Master Sony lens and either a Sony A7R III or A7R V camera. I chose to use Rembrandt lighting to accentuate the mood and highlight the intricate details of the makeup and accessories.
As a photographer, it is essential to continuously learn and grow, both in terms of technique and creativity. This project allowed me to experiment with bold concepts and push the boundaries of my artistic expression. The recognition from 1x.com is truly an honor and serves as a testament to the power of innovation and the importance of taking risks in our work.
The success of this project would not have been possible without the incredible collaboration between the model, the makeup artist, and myself. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented individuals and look forward to creating more thought-provoking, award-winning art in the future.
Have you ever worked on a project that pushed your creative boundaries? Share your experiences in the comments below!