LOVE IS TRANSPARENT

by fabbyjohn

I HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO POST ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ON THE BLOG FOR MORE THAN A WEEK, UNLESS I HAVE BEEN REALLY BUSY WITH A PHOTO SHOOT (AND TRAVELING TOO), WHICH IS INDEED THE EXCUSE FOR SUCH A LONG SILENCE. I HAVE BEEN AWAY FOR TEN DAYS, ALMOST MELTING IN THE SUMMER HEAT OF DUBAI AND FALLING IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN (FOR THE THIRD TIME) GAZING AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA AND KISSING THE SPHINX (LITERALLY).

“LOVE IS TRANSPARENT” WAS INSPIRED BY A TATTOO ON THE MODEL’S ARM AND IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL MEANING THAT TRANSCEND ABOVE THE PHRASE ITSELF. I SHOT HER WAY BACK IN ’09 IN MILAN, AND WHO WOULD NOT WANT TO DOCUMENT HER BEAUTY IN A PHOTO?

SHOT WITH TWO SETS OF LIGHTING (AND MAKEUP TOO), THE FIRST FEATURE A VERY CLEAN MAKEUP AND LOOK.

FOR THE MAIN LIGHT, I POSITIONED A BEAUTY DISH, JUST A BIT TO HER RIGHT, FIRING AT 1/4. MY CAMERA WAS SET AT [F8 S1/100 ISO 400]

MY DIRECTIONS TO HER WAS VERY SIMPLE. JUST BE WHO YOU ARE. AND THIS WAS WHAT I GOT.

I DECIDED TO ADD A BIT OF A ZEST TO THE PHOTO SET AND ADDED A FLASH FIRING TOWARDS THE BACKGROUND AT 1/4.

FOR THE SECOND SET OF PHOTOS, I WANTED TO GO DARK, WHICH IS MY FAV PHOTO THEME OF ALL, BLACK AND WHITE. B&W PHOTOS ARE ALWAYS AMAZING (LIKE, ALWAYS) AS THEY TEND TO HOLD BACK THE DETAILS AND GIVES THAT MYSTERIOUS GLOW TO A PHOTO. WHEN I FIRST STARTED MY PHOTOGRAPHY, I SHOT B&W ALMOST 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME. I WAS JUST TOO INTRIGUE WITH THE POWERFUL MESSAGE A B&W PHOTO CAN PORTRAY, WHICH MOST (NOT ALL) COLORED ONES CANT. SOME MAY DISAGREE, BUT LETS AGREE TO DISAGREE. ITS JUST A MATTER OF PREFERENCES ANYWAYS. LOL.

SHOT WITH A BEAUTY DISH ALONE WITHOUT THE SOCKS ON, FLASH FIRING AT 1/4 AND MY CAMERA SETTING KEPT AT CONSTANT, THIS IS MY PIC OF THE WEEK 🙂

BEAUTIFUL IS ONE THING. BEAUTIFUL INSIDE OUT IS ANOTHER.

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