Vashti and I have worked together for several years.
So, she contacted me, and I was honored to help her with her new career!
The shoot was to be simple. A headshot on white and a movement shot against a dark, custom-built background.
The headshot was my standard: One that is inviting with facial expression but engages with the eyes. I coax this out of my talent—and believe me, it’s not natural….
The eyes are the window to your soul.—William Shakespeare
The movement shot was really a collaboration between us.
Vashti described what she wanted, and we worked through serval poses until we got one that approached what she needed to impress her new company and audience.
Then I suggested a lean, a tilt of the head, an arch. And there it was. With her athletic ability, it was beautiful.
The light was simple.: Capture the form.
Let me know what you think!