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The Deep: 7 of 8 | by Jef Harris
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The Deep: 7 of 8

At the time, this was by far the most ambitious photo shoot I’d done.

As all my shoots have concepts, or themes, and all my photo shoots end up having very unique names derived from the personality of the shoot, I thought I’d take the idea a little further than I’d ever done before.

The concept for this shoot was this: Over three days shoot three very different models in three different locations. Each model was put in a place defined by my impression of their personality. Each model was given a prop for them to use or to be shot against, and yes the prop is also chosen based on the model’s personality.

So over three days, Fri, Sat, Sun, each model is shot during sunset.

While on set I was struck with very specific names for each shoot. Deep, Down, and High. (The series later became known as DDH).

The “Deep” shoot is the third shoot. This was shot in a hotel swimming pool, so there where hotel guest all over the place, which was fun to shoot around. This was the first time for me shooting a model, (Michea), actually IN water. So I really wanted to play with light, how it was used, how it reflected of the water, etc.

For this specific picture, well, when Michea was there ‘lounging’ on the ledge of the deep end I just HAD to grab this shot.


Model: Michea Crawford

Photo by Jef Harris

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Uploaded on June 19, 2008