I love working with Kristy Chmura--a talented song writer, lovely harpist, and remarkable vocalist--to create photographs that represent her music and artistic vision. For months we brainstormed ideas for "the look" of a cover for her upcoming album, "Stained, Glass Heart," and stalked the weather reports waiting for a freakishly warm February day in the Northeast. Kristy selected outfits, props and expressions that simultaneously exuded strength, grace and vulnerability. I manipulated light, composition and depth of field, while assisting with posing, to create the powerful and surreal feelings in these images. Look for Kristy's album this spring to find out which photo makes the album cover. And, if you think that she is beautiful in these photos, just wait until you hear her sing!
Gear for this natural light shoot at sunset: Canon 1DXmarkii, Canon 5DSR, Canon 135mm f/2.0L, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L ii, Gitzo Series 3 Monopod, RRS ballhead, Spider Dual Holster, Profoto 47" Silver/White Reflector, Profoto 47" Diffuser, Ona Beacon Lens Bag.