Picture of the Month – May 2012
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.
You can view and purchase photos from this set in my Naughty Victorians gallery.