maandag 20 augustus 2012
This beautiful portrait of Daisy posing in the Tiaotiaotu glasses concludes her photo shoot which lasted three hours, the selection process of the glasses included. Her posing here is no less than superb and it's one of my favorite portraits from the entire photo shoot. Daisy is the 36th Lady behind Crystal Veil.
Daisy, thank you for your stamina, your open mind, your pleasant company and your inimitable, strikingly beautiful way of posing! You really added something unique to the project. I am glad that some pictures of you in your everyday glasses were included on your website and also on your portfolio for Model Mayhem. When I contacted you, it was reassuring to hear that you thought a photo shoot in prescription glasses was an interesting idea. The requirements for good posing in glasses are quite different from the usual themes in photo shoots - less dynamics, a meticulous care for details and above all, an ability to handle abstractions, especially when posing in glasses that are far too strong. You passed the test in every respect, displaying all the hallmarks of a great model. I wish you success in your modeling career!
It was a wonderful experience to be back at a photo shoot after a long absence due to a bad concussion.
A word of thanks is due to the staff of Ooidonk Castle for their kind permission to use the gardens of this manificent castle. From what I heard from my life partner Nel, the castle itself is definitely worth a visit but that will have to wait for another occasion. www.ooidonk.be/
Dear Nel, thank you for your invaluable help in the preparation of this photo shoot by spending a day in search for suitable locations.
This photo shoot is dedicated to my brother Guus who - in spite of his terminal illness - urged me to go on holidays and get some fresh fuel in the tank for the up coming months.
A final portrait of Daisy "en face", showing the intricacies of biconcave myodisc lenses, Rx -29.00. Note the importance of the expression of the lips which seem magnified when the eyes look reduced to less than half their normal size. Thank you, Daisy, for your cooperation in this unusual experiment!
To say that Daisy saw her court photographer in a blur would be an understatement. We did some navigation to produce portraits in which the glasses and their effect on the model can be seen from several vantage points. Again, there is no need for further narrative so I will leave the viewer in the pleasant company of Daisy for another while. Enjoy!
This final portrait of Daisy in contemporary glasses by Zenni can only be described as gorgeous. What a pity that I brought only a couple of really strong glasses on the holiday trip to Belgium. Anyway, be prepared for the finale of Daisy in some big guns from my collection....
zondag 19 augustus 2012
The last of a dozen modern glasses selected by Daisy for her photo shoot was this massive giant, not used in my previous photo shoots. She said that she liked the frame color but the size of the frame would probably be over the top for use in real life. Judge for yourself - I was happy that Daisy was ready to give them a try!
vrijdag 17 augustus 2012
When I was young, it was always said that red haired ladies had to deal with far more limitations in frame choice than blondes and brunettes. In her photo shoot Daisy clearly demonstrates that the statement from earlier times is completely outdated. Equally important, Daisy's posing here is as beautiful and credible as it was when the photo shoot started.
Daisy posing in a striking pair of contemporary glasses by Zenni. The glasses were previously used in my photo shoots with Claudia Allegonda and Margriet. The contrast between the deep red near the nose bridge and the clear blue near the sides makes this frame interesting for red haired ladies.