This is part one of a two-part shoot done for Adamo Di Nardo. Adamo is a hairstylist who works at Rinaldo’s salon in Manotick and he’s currently competing in the National Davines 2011 competition. Adamo was the mastermind behind the coloring and styling of our model’s hair. He will be judged on, obviously, the color, cut and styling of the hair, and the overall theme and look that goes along with it.
This set of images was shot inside of Watson’s Mill in Manotick. Supposably haunted, we encountered quite a few mysterious happenings during our shoot. From random flash popping to random drops in temperature, it was a hair-raising experience for everyone involved. Funny enough, there were paranormal investigators with us at the time of our shoot. Let me know if you spot anything unusual in the photos ;)
And of course, Aurelia Cerquozzi was the beauty in front of the camera. A future muse for many more photo-science experiments.
Hair and makeup by Adamo Di Nardo
If you like Adamo’s work, book an appointment with him at the salon: http://www.rinaldo.com/
Not all of the images are up here, so be sure to check them out on my FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amandacavaphotography/
This is a bit of an early release for the photos but I’ve been itching to post them!
This is the lovely KAPRI. She’s an Ottawa based artist who can sing, dance and write! She’s pretty cool and she has some amazing music that I’ll post a link to when it’s up. I was lucky enough to sneak a listen!
Alright, so here is my first edit of my Black Swan recreation for my movie poster assignment. No text yet, obviously, but I’m way too anxious right now and need to share.
Special thanks to my FRIGGIN WONDERFUL MODEL, Danielle Mills-Clist, who, might I add, was so in character for this shoot, it blew my mind and my mom, Pina, for her mad makeup/hair skills. And I’m sure Malabar’s Costume is pumped because of the small fortune I spend there on a regular basis.
To end 2010, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite images I took this year. Now, I know all you photognerds would LOVE to pin me for all my technical flaws but this was shot in first year. Cut me some slack ;)
Anyways, this was an image from the red ribbon series. Kathy is my model and shot in studio. Happy end of 2010!
This is my self portrait. I don’t take myself too seriously. And neither should you.
Special thanks to Dianna Giamberardino for her amazing stand-in ability and shutter release cable pwning, Edna from E&R Lawnagrams for her wonderful flamingos that did such a good job and finally Malabar for having the perfect costume.
First assignment of the year: Environmental Portrait (Preliminary)
Basically, this assignment is supposed to demonstrate the combined use of ambient light and flash. This image was shot at almost complete sundown. I used almost a strobist technique. Using strong pops of flash to freeze my subject in place while dragging my shutter to capture a dramatic sky. I will be reshooting this assignment for sure but here is square one.
Also, this is a strong conceptual piece. My whole portfolio will be full of cryptic, almost film-still photography leaving the viewer to create their own story in their minds. Like, who is she? Why is she in a cemetery? Why does she have a suitcase? Where is she going? Who is she longing for? This character does not want to be left on her own.
Special thanks to my wonderful model Anna and the Notre Damme Cemetery for lending me my scene. And off the record, weird things do happen at night in cemeteries!!! WEIRD noises were coming from my trunk while we were shooting. Zoom in close, see any ghosts? ;)