For someone who’s been doing self portraits on location for years, a photo shoot in a studio is exciting yet confronting. Exciting, because of the change; confronting, because ‘I’ will have to tell the story, without the help of the ocean; the trees; the architecture and so on.
My selection of outfits for the photo shoot was simple – true to my minimalist style – but definitely not random. Knowing that studio photography can excel at capturing the details of fabrics, I specifically packed a machine crushed Yoshiki Hishinuma top to match my iROO mesh skirt, as they both have interesting textures.
I also wanted to re-shoot my vintage black Moschino bodycon dress. What happened previously resulted in the details of the same colour ruffle which run through the dress in squared lines not appearing clearly in a past location shoot.
By looking at this picture Sandra captured at her ‘Elephant Studio’ ( she has elephant items placed all around ), I’m happy with the result as the ruffle details can now be clearly seen. I finally feel that we’ve done justice to this black number!
So, what exactly did I bring to the shoot?
Well, in a studio where there’s nothing between the studio light and myself.., I learnt to connect with my inner emotion. Just be honest; just indulge in being; just let go; just be there whenever I heard the camera going ‘click!’ ‘click!’ ‘click!’
Photography by: Sandra Ramacher