Finally Back in My Studio…. With a Model

My studio has been down and serving as a guest room since before Christmas. not because we have had guests living there for that long, but because for some reason I just couldn’t get myself to converting it after my in-laws left after Christmas and before my parents came in March. It could be because I’m simply tired of using myself as a model, tired of editing studio shots of myself, tired of discovering new oddities about my face and body each time I do a new shoot.

About a week ago I had a dear friend from Pennsylvania come and visit for a day. Far various reasons, she stayed at a hotel overnight instead of taking advantage of a free night in our guestroom, which gave me the perfect opportunity to suck it up and get my studio up again. I have all these wigs lying around to offer some variety to my self portraits, and my friend and I had been talking about taking a few photos of her in a blonde wig while she is here, because she has never had blonde hair and strongly believes that she could not pull it off. I think I proved her wrong.

(90mm, ISO 100, f4.5, 1/125 sec + monolight with softbox on camera left)

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She preferred the red wig look on herself, while I liked the blonde better, but my favorite shot is this one taken with the red wig.

(90mm, ISO 100, f4.5, 1/125 sec + monolight with softbox on camera left)

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Seeing the red wig reminded me of the red silk roses I had bought a month ago for one of the many photo ideas I have in mind but drag my feet on bringing to life. I just had to try the roses with the wig somehow. I think there is something a bit cliche about this photo, but I like it nonetheless.

(90mm, ISO 100, f4.5, 1/125 sec + monolight with softbox on camera left)

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And finally, to show that she does not need wigs to look pretty, here’s a shot I took of her after all those wig shots at the very end. In fact, this was the very last shot I took that night. Bear in mind that those wigs make your head sweat and your hair a mess. She still managed to look stunning, as ever.

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(90mm, ISO 100, f4.5, 1/125 sec + monolight with softbox on camera left and reflector on camera right)

 

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