I couldn’t come up with a catchy name…so the title is just what it was: “Jo Ann…in a Field…in the Dark.” 🙂
So, strangely I’d been imagining this shoot for a very long time. I imagined a woman…in a fancy dress…in a setting such as an open field…or a flower patch. I wanted the evening gown to be a complete contradiction to the field..something that just doesn’t make sense…a beautiful girl all dressed up in the weeds (if that makes any sense to you!)
I told Jo Ann, my good friend and trusty photographer’s assistant (and model many times over), my idea and she was game for the idea and even had a dress that she thought would be perfect – and it was! I was so thrilled that it was all coming together! Last Friday I finally had a chance to do the shoot after work once the sun was setting.
I knew of a grassland preserve close to my home that had an open area for waking the trails flanked on each side by waist high natural growth of all different kids of wild flowers and wild “weeds.” I figured this would be the perfect place to try out my imagined idea.
(Click on the landscape orientated photos to view them larger)
The only thing I didn’t figure on…was the fact that once it got dark I would no longer be able to focus my camera! I put the camera in manual focus and tried to focus on a street light and then shot like that for a while in the dark!
And then the idea spring up to use the light of the cell phone! LOL. Yes, we used my cell phone to light Jo Ann’s face! It cracked me up for some reason. She held it next to her cheek and I focused on that spot, she shut it and then I snapped. If only I had a flashlight with me. HA! Next time!
Behind the scenes:
I have a few more to process but there are some of my favorites! I hope you like them. It’s so fun to have a vision and try to play it out. And it helps to have a beautiful willing friend!! 🙂