My supply of models to work with on personal projects seemed to have dried up lately, as my favorite models either moved away, or were busy being moms. So I was happy when I saw an ad in Craigslist for a local woman interested in modeling.
I hadn’t met with Morgan before our shoot, so I had planned to do some demure shots featuring some of Lori’s Victorian clothing so I could add those items to her vintage clothing website. Morgan arrived a bit early, and already she had impressed me. We made small talk for a bit while I waited for Lori to arrive, and we quickly realized that we were on the same wavelength on how we felt the world should be run. I was liking her even more.
I explained that the set I was using was something I wanted to use someday to recreate a Victorian style nude portrait, and she told me she’d be up for that. So, change of plans, and this is one of the results. I had fun with a lot of the photos, changing them in Photoshop. This one has had a lot of work done to it, mostly desaturating it and adding a couple of texture layers. While not truly representative of what a Victorian photograph would look like, I think it has a good vintage feel to it.