During Atlantic Fashion Week I had the privilege to work with Halifax based photographer Brent McCombs of AlterEgo Photography (I have strongly admired his work since I met him at the model call for AFW). Brent welcomed me and my silk yardage into his studio and shot for close to three hours.
The concept I was after was showing the movement and gracefulness of my hand dyed silk. I had met Katie McDonald at the AFW model call and after seeing some of her instagram pictures, I knew she would be the perfect fit as a model for my shoot with Brent.
Brent started off the shoot by explaining to Katie and I that this was going to be a difficult shoot. He told us that there were three very important factors at play here… The first being Katie and her dance moves. Even if she got her poses, positions and jumps right 100% of the time; the fabric would only look right 50% of the time. Then, Brent clicking the camera at the exact right moment would bring the odds down even more…
Words can not describe how happy I am with how this shoot turned out. As I mentioned before, things turning out the way you had them in your head only happens on a rare occasion. When it does, it feels like Christmas morning.
“One, two, three” will forever be ingrained in my head from this shoot, as Sarah (Brent’s wife and assistant) I had to choreograph when we would throw the silk at the same time Katie hit a post and Brent clicked away at his camera.)
“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.” -Shanna La Fleur