My friend Maniasha told me she wanted to do a beauty shoot and any opportunity to do something a bit more creative is so very welcome.
I wanted to do a combination of fashion and beauty shots and I had chosen a daylight studio which would allow me a combination of both studio and natural light. Our models for the day were Samruddhi Shirodkar and Angaihi.
Aesthetically I love strong contrasts and when conditions are giving me nice clean sharp sunlight the results are almost every time pleasing.
Also, as this was a personal shoot I had no restrictions in the tonality, the colors, the post production. I was free to play however I wanted and produce result that would please me predominantly. I loved the looks Maniasha created
Also I wanted to experiment a bit technically. With long exposures, sunlight reflections and foggy lens refractions. As a photographer I work very instinctively. I have an idea about where I want to go visually but a lot of things happen on the spot. I like how the light falls, or how the make up looks and most things happen organically. And this is how I generally prefer to work and I try to bring this “logic” even to commercial shoots if I can.
Once again I ended up with too many images to chose from. Here are some of them.
The Behind-the-Scenes video was shot and edited by Rose Tommy