• The light through the dress matches the one in the sky perfectly. I wonder if that was naturally done, or you intended to do it, but it's awesome. - Polen Erciyas
  • Wow, her dress!!! - lenju4
  • The light through the dress matches the one in the sky perfectly. I wonder if that was naturally done, or you intended to do it, but it's awesome. - Polen Erciyas
  • Love it!!! - donchris!™
  • ghaskjdhgakjdg - AmyJanelle

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I taught a collaborative workshop in the desert with Lindsay Adler on Sunday, and the day after we went out shooting together. She had rented this huge dress, so we both wanted to use it for personal work rather than solely in a workshop. We set out to find poppy fields, but found that there were only a disappointing few along the side of the road. Instead we back-tracked to this field we had seen earlier with an eerie display of poles and wires and decided to shoot. She did her thing for the first hour, and then once the sun went down the model was mine and we could play :)

I was struck immediately by how thin the fabric was and how the light would go through it. The warm glow of the sunset brightened up the dress, and so I wanted to play on that interaction...

The sky being mimicked in her dress, mirrored in the image....her pose mimicking the surrounding wires and poles, crossing each other and looking incredibly industrial out in a beautiful field during sunset. I kept the rather silhouetted form that the model took on here instead of shooting multiple exposures (or rather, I did shoot multiple exposures but didn't use them) - I was ready for a bit of a change and this did that for me. Letting her skin go that dark made her look even more like the metal in the distance.

A play on this picture I did a while back and my love for flowing dresses :)

Model: Sonalii Castillo

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  1. fran_ce8 24 months ago | reply

    Grea image!!

  2. Nicole takes pictures 24 months ago | reply

    you are amazingly talented!

  3. KeyChild 24 months ago | reply

    This is wonderful. Your work is always so breath-taking but I think this image may have taken it up a notch. :) Very impressive.

  4. ginaballerina. 24 months ago | reply

    The light, colors, and movement of this are spot on amazing.
    <3

  5. Shan.in.W. 24 months ago | reply

    what a great concept, love love love how her dress mimics the sunset

  6. Carlos Castañeda' 24 months ago | reply

    The sky is what I like the most from the photo. Very magical!

  7. PtoIemy 24 months ago | reply

    really wonderful brooke!

  8. *manda 24 months ago | reply

    that dress is unbelievably amazing. awesome model as well... and, you're not so bad, either! ;) hee.
    sounds like a wonderful workshop!

  9. Stevе 24 months ago | reply

    love this one too, the dress and the horizon; what a friggin amazing sunset shot!!

  10. GorJess's Photography 24 months ago | reply

    WOW! this is incredible! I am truly stunned at how beautiful&amazing this photo is!

  11. Steven Leonti 23 months ago | reply

    This is seriously one of the most amazing photos I've seen

  12. thewinterisnotover 22 months ago | reply

    Brooke, you're fantastic. Nothing else.

  13. Leonisa2 16 months ago | reply

    Magnífico trabajo.
    Magnificent job.

  14. OlivieriSerena 10 months ago | reply

    wow, fai delle foto meravigliose

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