Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I have been taking fashion photos inworld for almost four years now. The first ones were of course pretty awful, but if we are lucky we learn with time and practice. When I was a painter a lifetime or two ago, I always painting the background first and then added the focal piece. My students thought this completely bizarre and I understand that. For me it was about making a stage to present the character -- be it coffee cups, dunes or tarot cards -- upon.

So it isn't really a surprise to me that backdrops are still a large part of my work. Most of the time I only find them; now and then I make them. I thought this was a particularly nice use of background and very fitting for the spooky season coming up, so I am adding it to the photo pool here.