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Hepburn

This week I finally used the art department's photo studio at school, and boy am I obsessed. I checked out two Profoto strobes and experimented with artificial lighting. As I moved around and adjusted those lights I'm seeing how much of a difference shooting in a studio can make, and I'm seeing images with a whole new set of eyes. I shot these photos with Darin on a Thursday night after class, and I love how they turned out. Gathering inspiration from Richard Avedon's classic portraits, we tried out some Audrey Hepburn poses. 

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Darin has that Hepburn vibe. She channels elegance and femininity and youthfulness. We studied Audrey's fun dance pictures from "Funny Face," and tried replicating the statue-like forms. Images like these remind of me of Eadweard Muybridge's stop motion studies early in the history of photography. I love shooting black and white, as it focuses on the subject and the contrast in form and composition. I can't wait to experiment lots more with fashion portraits as I study the works of photographers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Richard Avedon, and Patrick Demarchelier.

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Thanks, Darin, for being so down to strike every crazy pose and play around in the studio with me!