in and of earth

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This picture is directly inspired by Lindsay Adler and her beautiful series of photos she did with baby powder and dancers. This is the image that inspired my shoot, but I still hoped to take it in my own direction. I know that baby powder or flour shots aren't new, but it is what the artist wants to say with the technique that makes something new. Here is a blog post that I wrote about this pic and with lots of behind the scenes pictures :)

For me, the act of creating something out of nothing is why I started photography in the first place. It felt so wonderful, and inspirational, to get up in the early morning darkness to create this image. My goals were to create something "primal", to style her like a "warrior", to create an "empty" frame and to bring simplicity to this image, something that I feel I've been lacking in lately. Either way anyone feels about it, I felt such passion while creating this that I am happy, content, and excited. I love that sense of calm that a picture can bring.

I kept saying to the model here, Sonalii Castillo, that I wanted her to be like a rogue warrior of the earth being born again....the concept probably sounds silly, and I know it sounds funny, but hey, inspiration can come from odd places. I have a thing for warriors...and pirates...but that is for another day.

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  1. aglaia b 35 months ago | reply

    wow, just wow, everything about it!

  2. SteTheStampede 34 months ago | reply

    Absolutely brilliant. Perfect lighting and the energy is incredible. Love the use of baby powder. Feeling inspired myself to try experimenting with it.

  3. bluehazyjunem 34 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture

  4. Aruna's world 34 months ago | reply

    She does look like a warrior, such a great and powerful picture, just love it! Great work!

  5. Alan Dingwall 34 months ago | reply

    Good work there excellent

  6. mike_orlando 34 months ago | reply

    Amazing photo!!!

  7. maximos Photography(Busy & Education) 34 months ago | reply

    comment no 200

    Wow amazing. love it !

  8. Jérôme MAZOUILLER 34 months ago | reply

    amazing shot and ambiance

  9. A FUTURE FOTO 34 months ago | reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. suzanne~in~phoenix 34 months ago | reply

    absolutely amazing........

  11. kvbg22 34 months ago | reply

    this is wonderfully amazing

  12. linasoufi 33 months ago | reply


  13. Dr christopher barry 32 months ago | reply

    very interesting photo

  14. summerrona 29 months ago | reply

    breathtaking....I want to use some of your work with my music. Let me know how that is possible? Thanks

  15. Ellexxx 28 months ago | reply


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