It is always fun to shoot with Emily.Â She’s very creative and is not afraid to explore new photographic ideas.Â Â She called me and said “Ivan, I’d like to come up with a mermaid shoot.”Â Â Hmmmm, I thought…. a mermaid shoot.. this should be interesting?Â She said yes and I already have all the accessories.Â Â Â My response was cool….. let’s set a date and I’ll come to your place and make it happen.
During that conversation I also told her that I had an idea about her wearing red fabric that is blowing in the wind.Â We decided that we’d try out both concepts.
The thing about photography is that it can be used for just about any type of expression.Â Â A lot of time the fun is not only in taking the picture but trying to set the scene, the lighting and everything else that is required for you to capture the shot.
Emily actually cut out and painted the mermaid fin from a cardboard box.Â She’s very artistic… you should see some of her painted portraits at her place.
Below is a rare behind the scenes shot.Â We managed to turn her living room into a photography studio. The hardest part was trying to control all the light precisely in such a small area.Â Just about everything had light blockers (Gobos) to make it go only to a certain location.
The red fabric was an idea that I’ve wanted to do for a while.Â I just needed the right person that could pull it off.
While we are on this shoot and Emily was doing her modeling “thang” she all of a sudden got attacked by the red fabric in the wind and you can see her below just trying to hold on for dear life.Â There are always funny moments that occur during each shoot and this was one of them.