The Newspaper Shoot
Posted in: Beauty - - - - Posted by William von Wenzel
In a perfect world, Portland would have a few clothing designers who would lend me outfits on a regular basis for the models I shoot. Unfortunately, I don’t know these designers, and sometimes I want to photograph something different than the clothing my models own. Two weeks ago (just before out studio exhibit) I asked a model I like working (Kaitlyn Gradie) with and a make up artist whose work I love (Jacquelyn Michaud) to come in and play, and I promised I would dress Kaitlyn in newspaper and it would look good. And then I made a dress out of the Boston Globe (actually, 3 copies of the Globe). My assistant Ali (Alison Thomas) made the flowers for her hair and belt (for the image above, the flowers became a parasol), and Jacquelyn (who told me this afternoon she doesn’t like to be called Jackie) gave Kaitlyn exactly the modern look I wanted for our shoot.
Okay, I’m not winning any awards for my loose-in-the-bodice pleated dress, but Kaitlyn totally made it work in the images. I hope you like them – Will