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I’ve recently undertaken a new project following a desire I have had to produce a set of images that fit into an image of a photograph I have in my head, and for the life of me can’t find in any of my books or publications. I’m beginning to think it was a dream. The image was of the back view of a model sitting in a basque on a plinth with sheets draped around her , in black and white, an image that was taken in the 1930’s.
I’ve researched and searched for similar images, studied the lighting and poses. I organised for two lovely models to pose for me, one dark and the other fairer in complexion and colouring.
I set up the studio with a key light to the left of the set, fill light to the left and with hair light / overhead light set to mimic a ceiling light. In some of the images I also used two lights to light the background to give a more ethereal look to the images.
Using both Nikon D200 and Nikon D7000 and fixed lenses Nikor 50mm 1.8 and Nikor 80mm 1.8 to add to the sharpness and depth of field of the images.
Lisa made up both the girls in a Vintage inspired manner. The models either brought their own basques to ensure good fitting or kindly begged and borrowed from Kiku Boutique.
Here are a few of the original images:
Now on working with the girls, we decided to try making the images look a little more aged, similar to the images that a lot of camera phone users are used to seeing, the the plethora of apps available for in camera alterations. Although going against the ‘rule’s of photography the model’s were very pleased with the end result. Hey, aren’t rules there for breaking?!
I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on which you prefer and why. All comments appreciated. Thanks.
Here are the same images but with the Vintage treatment performed in aperture:
Vintage inspired photography takes us on a trip down Memory Lane, the name of a Calendar project headed by passionate Vintage model, Laura Norrey. Laura decided, after watching and standing by her Grandmother during the progress of Alzheimer’s dementia, that she needed to do something practical to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Having myself also been closely involved in the progress of the disease on three occasions in my own family, especially watching my own Grandmother disappear, and my Mother-in-Law with a very early onset in her 50’s, this was a must for me to be involved in too.
Laura loves the 1940s and 50’s eras and her make-up and clothing pay homage to the period. I first came into contact with Laura whilst putting a call out for Vintage Inspired ladies to pose for a launch of our Lipgloss and Lenses Sessions, make-over and photo shoots depicting the styles and fashions of the ‘Vintage’ era ( 1940s and 1950s). Since then she also posed for images used in the promotion of the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Collaboration – posing beautifully as Miss 1950’s Jubilee and Great Britain.
The Memory Lane Calendar is another collaboration of Professionals pulling together to produce a calendar brimming with Cheesecake style images of ladies that are part of Laura’s Burlesque Dance Troop. Graphic Design Skills offered by Simon Clarke, Make -Up by Lisa Gee, and images by Terry McNamara and myself- Jude Gidney. Numerous businesses have also been very helpful in lending props and venues. Each page of the Calendar is also sponsored by individual businesses, helping to cover printing costs.
The Calendar will be available from November, a fantastic Launch Party being arranged – watch this space. Below are a few images from 3 shoots, the ultimate photos kept under wraps until the
Launch of the Memory Lane Calendar. These are all taken at the Jude Gidney Photography studio in Mossley, Tameside.
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