The Wood Nymph
“You’ve got to know that there’s more to this world
Than what you have seen.
Because we all have a limited view
Of what we can be”
Click to hear my chosen musical accompaniment!
Every so often I get an idea. Even less often I actually am able and willing to make it happen. For this spark of inspiration I imagined a fairy creature in the woods, but very simplistic, not dependent on a lot of costume. I wanted to create a character that was very natural but that created a feeling of something magical.
Every photoshoot comes with a series of decisions: location, attire, posing, model… every choice affects the visual outcome. Mary is of course already half elf in her daily life, so model was done. I struggled with deciding on an outfit because I didn’t want to spend a ton of money and didn’t want it to be too silly looking. I finally chose a simple nude leotard with a long bit of gorgeous fabric. I also didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on a headpiece (this is a recurring problem), so I made a simple headpiece the day of with a combination of some gold flowers and real greenery I hand picked from the side of the road. I thought the use of real plants went along with the natural look I wanted. Then I burnt my hands to pieces while I did a terrible job at crafts.
The smoke effect is 1 minute and 30 seconds of a real smoke bomb I ordered online to try out. I think the results are just lovely and would like to use them more often…
This is one of my passions as an artist, to create a sort of character in a place in time. Please enjoy.
Model- Mary Tempesta
MUA- Sam Shields
Click to see more fine art sessions- “Katie- Minimalist in Abandonment”