Thursday, December 29, 2011

Closing in on Year's End

Jenn Cavaricci - Wind Fae
It has definitely been an interesting year. I certainly managed to stay busy shooting with a number of lovely models throughout the year. I met several new models through the Unchained Girls and through a few workshops that I attended through various Meetup Groups.  One model I met through a workshop is Jenn Cavaricci. She was working with a model I work with often, Floofie, at a High Key Lighting Workshop. I won't call Floofie on of "my" regular models as she doesn't like the use of a possessive to refer to her (oh, did she get teased by that). In any case, I gave Jenn my card at the workshop and we subsequently worked on a few projects together and will wrap up a couple more in 2012.

One of the most important shoots we did was the Wind Fae which is the penultimate shoot in my Fae in Us All series. I had hope to shoot the final images in that series this well, the Winter Queen, but alas there has been no snow yet, so it's likely that shoot will also happen in 2012 as well. The earlier the better, I think.

I have a couple of candidates for the Winter Queen, or the Ice Fairy. Actually, I'm not sure what the final title will be, but I'm planning for it to be one of my best. I have a great costume and accessories collected for the shoot, and I've engaged a wonderful makeup artist to assist with the shoot, as well as a terrific location provided I can get there in the snow.

The two candidates for the shoot are Grace and Veronica. I've done test shoots with both and each would bring her own beauty and character to the interpretation of the Winter Queen. In all likelihood, who will be with Winter Queen will be a matter of opportunity and chance as it will depend entirely on who can be available and present when the first good snowfall occurs. It's been suggested I use both, and that may well happen, but we'll have to see how it all works out. That will end the Fae in Us All project, though I will resurrect it from time to time for paying clients.

I do need to wrap up a few shoots with models that are in the middle of a sequence for my Women in Chains projects, but I do plan on concentrating much more on landscape, nature and event photography in the coming year. I'm looking forward to wrapping up the projects and actually begin putting my books together for publication.

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