This Alice In Wonderland photography shoot was inspired after I watched Tim Burton's version of the movie on DVD. Ideas started to formulate in my head and I wanted to do an interpretation of his style. Hence the weeks of planning and preparation took place.
I got to know the gorgeous model Ekaterina Kochelovskaya who played a big part in the planning of this photo shoot - from picking the hairstyle and makeup to helping me decide on the final costume.
Responsible for the Queen of Heart's hairstyle was stylist Elena Rogachevskaya, who managed to pull off a totally awesome hairdo in record time so we could spend more time shootin'. Having her around for the duration of the shoot to continually fix up the hair was critical (I didn't have to spend as much time in Photoshop cleaning up hairs).
Big Thanks To:
The guys over at Costume Collection who I've known for a while now agreed to sponsor this shoot with a couple of their awesome costumes - thanks so much! The shot wouldn't have looked the same without their contributions.
Here are some behind the scenes photos of the session.
Gear Used for the shoot:
- 2 x Paul C Buff Einstein E640's
- 5.0' RFI Octa Softbox by Profoto
- Paul C Buff rectangular softbox
- 24-70mm Nikkor
- Nikon D600
- Pocketwizard wireless triggers
- A lot of hairspray
The following images depict the progressive buildup of the image. It started with this background of an old building which I photographed a while back, which was the foundation for my inspiration.
The image took me 2 weeks in total to complete (chipping away at it every night), but the final image turned out pretty much the way I had envisioned the scene to be, with that all important "fairytale" essene to it.
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