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The Goddess



Photo: Marco Mazzini Photography
Model: Kim
Dress: Miss Aniela
Corset: Fairytas
Headpiece: Posh Fairytale Couture
Rings: Velvet Ex...
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Photo: Marco Mazzini Photography
Model: Kim
Dress: Miss Aniela
Corset: Fairytas
Headpiece: Posh Fairytale Couture
Rings: Velvet Exxentric & National Theatre
Makeup-Hair: Grace Gray
Stylist: Minna Attala
Assistent: Lynn Schockmel, Jonathan Clover
Production: Miss Aniela
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28 Comments | Report
CassaraHealey
 
CassaraHealey November 11, 2015
Stunning.
lynnschockmel
 
lynnschockmel November 11, 2015
Woooowwww :)))) I am speachless...
Capture_This
 
Capture_This November 11, 2015
is this a real photo, or a work of art? LOL
lynnschockmel
 
lynnschockmel November 11, 2015
Awesome!!
imthinkingoutloud
 
imthinkingoutloud November 12, 2015
How I would love to learn from you. Your gallery is beyond words.
ZiggyIzalco
 
ZiggyIzalco November 12, 2015
this is truly spectacular and a credit to everyone who was involved. sublime colour and tone, superb story telling, proportionally perfect. one of the best images I've seen. thanks for sharing your inspirational work
VHiggins
 
VHiggins November 13, 2015
breathtaking! beautiful work!
renoflores
 
renoflores November 17, 2015
this is fantastic
malread PRO+
 
malread November 19, 2015
Amazing image.
cprovost PRO
 
cprovost November 23, 2015
just stunning!
Tilak PRO
 
Tilak November 24, 2015
GREAT JOB.
joecas PRO
 
joecas November 26, 2015
bellissima!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi December 02, 2015
beautiful
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet December 04, 2015
cool
Daisy00 PRO
 
Daisy00 December 05, 2015
Awesome capture!
LoriDiane
 
LoriDiane December 13, 2015
LOVE!
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek December 14, 2015
Stunning work!
fotogalmexican Platinum
 
fotogalmexican December 21, 2015
great work
nicofurious
 
nicofurious December 27, 2015
Exquisite composition
bexsearsbyrne PRO
 
bexsearsbyrne January 05, 2016
Absolutely beautiful - like a painting of the renaissance - truly breathtaking - bravo
marksweeney
 
marksweeney January 10, 2016
So creative - love it!
michelleroose
 
michelleroose January 28, 2016
Absolutely stunning! Great work
bagereye
 
bagereye January 31, 2016
wonderful
Chris_Shanks0
 
Chris_Shanks0 February 02, 2016
Your portraits are superb!
MacroGuy
 
MacroGuy August 17, 2016
Truly a timeless image with extreme class! Well executed, fantastic in every way!
DavidMBuckwalter PRO+
 
DavidMBuckwalter August 02, 2017
Absolutely incredible!
grahamjriddell Platinum
 
grahamjriddell February 02, 2018
How cool is that!!
RJNear
 
RJNear February 03, 2018
Stunning image

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in the extraordinary castle "Chateau Challain-la-Potherie" in France near Angers. We had the chance to have full access to the castle with amazing rooms and props. The owners allowed us to move everything around including furnitures, decorations and props to assembly our own unique sets.
Time
All happened in the afternoon after the model's makeup and styling.
Lighting
Three light sources were used, the main soft box were directed to the face and model, the second soft box to the scene and a third (Fresnel spot) to the background.
Equipment
I used a Canon 5dsr with the canon 24-70 2.8L mkII on a very old and strong tripod and three studio lights.
Inspiration
Well it is impossible not to be inspired by the model, the castle, the dress, the head piece, the make-up, the hair. Actually you have to keep a clear mind to keep focused on every detail and to place all elements perfectly together...
Editing
There was not that much post processing, a little bit of dodge and burn on the face, adding the sun light to materialize the main source, some smog on the ground, but the whole background, decoration and model was real, no composition was made.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 24-70mm L f2.8 II Canon 70-200mm L f2.8 is II Canon 85mm L f1.2 Canon 17-40 mm L f4 40 years old Gizo tripod with a big manfrotto rotule ball. Studio flashes and soft boxes.
Feedback
I do not have the presumption to give any advice, I will only share my point of view. First of all, this shot would not have been nearly that complemented without a talented production team including an experienced model, who was able to empathize the role, a great makeup artist, a headpiece designer, a dress and corset designer and of course this unique location! Regarding the light setup I always try to keep things simple: the main light of course is always directed to the main subject, and the model's face. the additional lights help to create the mood and to bring out the details of the environment. The next step would be a setup of the scene at full length: adjustment of the dress, changing the position of a pillow that maybe doesn't look pretty in a certain angle, moving or adding some props... for this particular shot I added two candlesticks to fill an empty space into the frame of the picture. Once this is done I can have fun and help the model to find the attitude I require. I wanted her to look like a dramatic surreal goddess. Last but not least, I made sure, that not only the model's face turns out perfectly sharp, but also most of the details of the beautiful scene.

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