1st NWH Modeling Creative Photoshoot Winner – Black Swan
Last month I held a contest with my NWH Modeling students. The students were asked to submit a creative photo idea along with a location idea. The top ideas were granted an hour and a half photo shoot using their idea.
Emily, 13 years old, submitted an idea do a shoot that was inspired by the movie Black Swan staring Natalie Portman. The location she chose was the Gothic Arches in uptown Saint John. While I loved her idea, I felt that it would benefit from having a second model acting as the white swan to give it the dark versus light balance. I asked Lily, another NWH student, if she would like to be the white swan. When she agreed I made her a white swan inspired dress and feather fasinator with a birdcage veil to complete the look. Emily provided her own costume and I helped her complete the look by doing her make-up and providing her a crown.
There were significant challenges with shooting at our location, especially after dark, as there was almost no light in the balcony section where we wanted to do a lot of the black swan images. We still were able to get some fantastic images and everyone involved had a great time.
Thanks go out to:
Emily for doing a great job and for coming up with such a creative idea.
Lily for doing a great job posing as the white swan.
Jackie for your assistance through-out the shoot and helping Emily and I to pull this together.
Phillip Huggard for the use of The Gothic Arches as our location.