When I began my photography career it was heavily based in the pursuit of mastering a camera and the lighting patterns that I gravitated toward as a creative. Photoshop played a key role, certainly, but it wasn’t my sole pursuit and was often a secondary or even tertiary aspect of our business.
When Reality Reimagined came into existence, Photoshop became my primary focus and the skills I had mastered in photography were often not necessary. When I needed an image for a composite, I was focused on pose, expression and story – not creative lighting and “getting it right in camera” each and every frame.
To return to that discipline of being a photographer first, is such a welcome breath of fresh air and I have been enjoying that excursion lately in my dual-balance of composite fantasy art and glamour or boudoir imagery.
Beth Fraser and I worked together almost exactly one year ago, shooting a swimsuit series in an infinity pool. I instantly had a blast with her and was drawn to her look and features. She has not only a great command of her body for posing and just simply knows what is flattering to the camera, but her exotic beauty is a great foundation to create with. We made plans for some highly creative imagery, but I couldn’t seem to get my schedule to line up as my career and life was becoming a amazing, but very winding road.
To see her again and work with her was a wonderful evening of photography and I look forward to the future creativity to come.
Model: Beth Fraser
Location: Parkwood Photography Studios
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
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