Courting Elegance, a mini collection in which we wanted to portray a couple’s romantic evening… from their initial embrace, to dancing and then ending with a subtle glimpse into their intimate evening. Shot on location behind Louisville KY’s Mellwood Art Center in an area that was riddled with urban decay, it was a perfectly contrasted backdrop for our talent’s wardrobe which exuded class and elegance. Although Courting Elegance is only a 3 piece mini collection, we feel we executed our vision to tell this story as planned. We couldn’t be more proud of our work, cheers!
Photography – Gary Barragan
Stylist – Christopher Caswell
Makeup Artist – Matt Goodlett
Hair Stylist – Kalen Helfrich
Talent – Jake Holland and Kassandra Johnson
As featured in Mour Magazine's "Meet the Photographer"
Now let's dabble with Behind the Scenes
Courting Elegance, not only my first editorial of 2015 but also the first time I attempted a new technique that had been sitting quietly on my back burner. Around this time last year I assisted my friend Clay Cook on an NFocus editorial (http://bit.ly/1xYdK2b ), in which I got see the fundamentals of an inspiring style. It consisted of compositing, along with reinforcement of the one light technique, mimicking daylight if you will. So back in December I finally tackled what I learned and incorporated it into this editorial. Below are a couple of the images straight out of the camera that were used to create one of the images. Also below is a Behind the Scenes Video, and together with both our teams hopes you can see what it took to create these beautiful images, Enjoy!
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