I don’t know exactly why, but I love this image. I know that the reality probably is far from what I’m going to say, but the fact is that it reminds me of Richard Avedon’s work. I don’t know if this is due to the pose of the model (Elisa did a really great job!), the make-up and hair (thanks Carolina for your good work once again!), the simplicity of the image, the kind of light which is similar to some of his images, the composition, or what, but I’m proud to achieve an image that is, OK let’s be honest, just 15% of an Avedon photograph.
Of course is not an amazing image for something special, the composition is not so great, the light is not difficult and not even perfect if we look closely at the technique, the model is not a top model, etc. But all these things together make for a simple but very direct, frank, effective and, I think, good portrait. I’m very proud of the team and of myself, just because I like it, and sometimes that is enough for me. In this case I hope you like it also, but if you don’t, that’s fine because this time I don’t need anything else.
It was just a single image that I took while we where doing the Film Noir Series (Carolina Restrepo and Josafat Concepcion were my team for these shots). I gave it to my good friend and writer Julio Teruel
, who wrote this little story inspired by the image. I hope you enjoy it.
Julio Teruel is an usual contributor to the blog. You are going to read more stories from him here as long as he is willing to collaborate. And if you are interested in his amazing and engaging stories you can follow his work on his blog
(I’m sorry but it’s only written in Spanish).