So, first things first…Kya, you are beautiful. There are more images of Kya, but since it does show the nude image by Helmut Newton behind her, we decided not to show those images since she is a minor and my daughter. A bummer, because they were really cool…oh well…sorry Kya. Also, wanted to thank you to both, Kya and Robin for helping me test light yesterday before Chloee came over. Kya took first shift of testing light until I got it the way I wanted, and then Robin came over to drop off the necklace featured in the shoot. So, I tested one more time with what I had with Kya on Robin, just for fun. I really like the image of Robin below…it make me curious. Incase anyone wants to know, Kya was super sick while I tested light and Robin was on way to the gym. She was wearing the fur to cover workout outfit. Love it. Which almost tells it’s own story of a woman hiding behind her fur/clothing in comparison to the contrasting nude behind her.
I wanted to do something that involved Helmut Newton for this weeks light test. Helmut Newton is a very edgy erotic type of fashion photographer, considered one of the very greats. Plus, the other night I watched his films, not for the first time either, as I worked. I was intrigued and wanted to try create an editorial look that was ‘provocative, erotically charged’, like Helmut Newton. Wanted to make it very clear, that the image of the nude woman is not my work, it is a still from a frame in his documentary Frames From the Edge. Also, starting 1 June 2016 the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin will open its new exhibition, Alice Springs: The Mep Show | Helmut Newton: Yellow Press | Mart Engelen: Portraits, where you can see some of these ‘amazon women.’
I do think that Chloee’s images as gorgeous as they are, might be a little too sexy vs editorial. Not that this is a bad thing, but after I looked at my test images, I realized that I think that a more serious sensual editorial type image is what I am looking for. As the photographer I should of seen this and pushed for a more editorial look that I had envisioned and I need to spend a LOT more time studying Helmut Newton’s work. Chloee did such a wonderful job, this is not her fault at all the images were so sexy, just a lesson for me. So, something I need to look for when I am shooting. Good lesson to learn, which is why I really like these weekly tests. Every time I test I am never happy with my result for many reasons, but I do really like learning from these mistakes. Though, I am still a little conflicted because this shoot was based off a necklace by Dark Pony Designs called ‘Nasty’. So, is it too sexy? Hmmmm…. Having said all of that, Chloee’s images are a good representation of boudoir type of images I like to create for women. You can check out my boudoir work over at my other site Solorio. I still love taking boudoir images as part of my normal portrait business.
To see Chloee’s sultry vampy images please visit my other portfolio over at Jamie Solorio.
Shoot inspired by Helmut Newton video ‘Frames From the Edge’. Image of naked woman projected is by Helmut Newton.
‘provocative, erotically charged’ taken from Wiki with reference to Helmut Newton.
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