From Russia With Love by Regina Pagles
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From Russia With Love

November 20, 2014

Model: Chantel Petersen

Chantel is not Russian, but the hat she’s wearing makes me think that she could be.

My friend Val and I just returned from a 2 day thrift store shopping excursion in Las Vegas. Found some goodies, which included the entire outfit that Chantel is wearing, including the hat. I used to be overly cautious when it came to wardrobe, so fearful that the wrong piece would detract from the face. I don’t worry so much about that anymore and have embraced more variety. I am not much of a clotheshorse… in fact the very opposite. Friends have undoubtedly noticed that I’ve worn the same black long sleeve top every single day for years. It’s my ‘uniform’. I love getting up in the morning and not have to think about what to wear. Which brings me back on topic. This lack of clothes sense makes choosing outfits for my subjects pretty difficult. A real struggle in fact. I’ve mentioned that I no longer ask the subject to bring clothes and leave it to chance and instead rely solely on my own collected wardrobe… for better or worse. Becoming a ‘stylist’ adds a whole new challenge to taking photos.

Lighting info:
- AlienBee B800 in med. soft box, camera left at aprox. 30 degree angle
- AlienBee B800 in med. octabox behind camera, up high, for fill
- Paul C. Buff Cybercync triggers
- Custom hand painted Oliphant Studio canvas backdrop

Canon 5d Mkll
Canon 24-105mm 'L' Lens
F/11 - 125th sec. - 125 ISO
Photoshop CS6

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David Pyle's picture

A beautiful series! Thank you.