2009 January - Archive
We don’t mind pets in our studio. We charge extra, though, because some owners let their dogs puke or piddle on our backdrops and say “Oh look. Isn’t Fluffy being cute!”. Sorry, cleaning isn’t included in our session fees.
Anyway, cats and dogs are pretty common with families and seniors. But when this senior called and asked if she could bring her snakes, Karen got a little flustered. She had visions of this 12 foot Burmese Python wandering around our studio, and refused to do it. Snakes don’t bother me at all, so I said I’d come in and shoot the last part of her session.
She showed up with a small reptile case and three small snakes. Karen ended up staying for the session (although she still refused to hold one).
The snakes were very well behaved (mostly), and I think we ended up with some images she’ll really like.
Here are a few others:
Filled Under : studio
We went to go see a play last night called “The Mystery of Irma Vep”. It’s a satire of several theatrical and film genres, and is very, very funny. One of the actors, Paul Lemonier, was recently at our studio for a series of headshots. Here is one of his images.
In Irma Vep, the two actors play many roles each, often having to cross-dress (in fact, that’s a requirement of licensing the play). One of his roles was Lady Hillcrest, the Lady of the Manor. In the second act, a portrait of Lady Hillcrest is hung above the mantle.
When it first appeared, we thought, that while a little cartoonish (which felt entirely within the theme of the play), the portrait looked a little like Paul. After the show, he told us what they had done.
The director, Julie Faust (another extremely talented actor, director and producer — and artist, as well), had taken his headshot and use it as the base for the portrait. The actual base — the headshot was taped onto the background and painted. Take a look at the eyebrows, teeth and facial structure.
I’ve done quite a few headshots, but I think this is the most unique use of one I’ve ever seen.
Filled Under : theatre