How Would You Pose In Front Of A Mirror?
This is a personal photography project. I will be shooting scenes of approximately 15 different people and focus on the play of light and with their reflections in a mirror. The end result will be a collection of images made from the scenes that we make together called Reflections In The Mirror – or something like that.
The mirror is a stand-up mirror and you can potentially work in front of it, next to it, partially behind it - as long as somehow I can see some or all of your image reflected in the mirror glass. I purchased this mirror in a store that imports items from Bali and fell in love with it at first sight. It's rather delicate but I think it's got some magic in the way it looks. The mirror (without you in it) looks like this.
We can do this work in your home, in my home, or some other safe location (inside) that you choose. I do not want the mirror to be outside in the rain or wind.
The background for the scene can be plain and simple or it can be really elegant and glamorous – we will choose it together when planning this shoot. I'll be using professional studio lighting during our session – I am thinking that the session will be with one person but I am open for a discussion with you about other projects with multiple people. The focus I am looking for from you is capturing your emotions of seeing your image, and working with it, having fun with it, and capturing the reflections of all of this in the glass. I will ask you to get deep and share it with the camera.
I need people who can express emotions, wonder, and delight and who are comfortable in their body. The shoot will not be overtly sexual, but I do expect it will probably be pretty deep and sensual. If this is your first time that is OK - I can provide references of other people who tried it for their first time - and who are pleased that they did - even if they were totally nervous at first.
Your set attire is lingerie with you wearing items such as a corset, teddy, camisole, or anything else lacy, silky, and slinky with stockings and high heels. You may bring silk robes, wraps, hats or other similar things with you as props.
This is a TF shoot which means that I will not be paying you for your time and you will not be paying me for the images we create. The selections I make of the images will be provided in either black and white or color depending on what looks best and you'll be able to use them for your personal use. You will be give electronic images for your personal use and you will be able to purchase prints if you so desire.
If you are genuinely interested in trying this, or if you know someone who would be interested please contact me to discuss .
Here are some images for this project made with a few wonderful friends.
Images will be updated here as I do each session. I hope you like them.
Each of the women also has their own page on my site - this is where the images from this project are placed - the ones I will not be using.
I show the collection of the final images here. Once the project is complete I will do something with them – maybe show them in a gallery or create a book etc. - we’ll see how that goes. In the meantime I am continuing to work - to find the right people who can help with this project. We have made many more images that the ones for this project of course - some of the models I have shot several times! Great fun for each of us.
Summary - 2 images per person, framed the same - 16x20 - the consistency really brings out the depth in these models in my opinion - it lets each of them shine through with their own contribution to the project. Thanks very much to all so far.
Do you have other ideas? I’d like to hear them! Here are some other ones of mine - http://www.straleyphotography.com/possible-projects please check them out if this does not do it for you!
Here is the slideshow a bit larger
Some Q&A in case it helps! These are continued thoughts from my answers to emails – these are from my responses to other folks