Vintage style portraits session
Last week I’ve visited a friend in Shropshire, a beautiful rural area in Midlands in Britain. We went to the beautiful medieval castle ruins in Acton Burnell, a 13 century building, now a bit obscure an attraction for tourist and locals gathering there for a picnic.The castle walls were a perfect background to the 1920s vintage style portraits I had in mind. During the set up for a portrait session involving mounting the lighting equipment and having an assistant documenting the whole process, a few locals have been observing us and commenting on everything we were doing, some families waiting patiently until we are finished with the posing and creating photographs. An interesting feeling indeed before you find yourself in trance completely occupied with the task.
My model Iwona eagerly jumped on the wagon and offered to make the make-up herself, which was very much appreciated. Her beautiful long red hair was an intriguing detail for the portraits. The vintage style portraits accessories and a black and white dress worked very well together, complementing the look of my model. Afterwards, I converted the photographs in Photoshop adding sepia tones and some post production, resulting in a soft, glamour Hollywood style look.
Here are some results from our vintage style portraits session. We have created more contemporary looks too, with leather jackets and t-shirts. These are going to be published shortly. Please share if you like it, leave the feedback on social media or email, I appreciate it. Your suggestions would help me work on the ideas and techniques, thank you.