When the dust has cleared (I)

As mentioned before, a while ago I had a shoot with my muses Charlotte & Yaelle. I will start off by sharing some of the analog photos I made with Yaelle, and show some digitals of Charlotte in a next post. The basic concept for this shoot was creating patterns on skin with spices, making them almost look like jewelry. If I recall correctly, I think Yaelle had the ‘honor’ of having black pepper and paprika powder pasted on her skin. Looking back, we could have done this with things that aren’t, well, spices, but the whole point of the shoot was doing something with food. I had to derive from the original concept though (because in my mind everything is possible but in reality this doesn’t always work out that way), so we somehow ended up in a different direction than originally intended. I still like some of the images though, and I did learn a lot from this shoot. And as Edward Phelps said: “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”

Model: Yaelle
Make up & hair: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal