Marie Antoinette – Stylized photoshoots – was my One Spark project his year. And I couldn’t be more happy with the final result!! I want to thanks Brent Fine who convinced me to be a creator during One Spark; initially I thought about only being a venue. He pushed me to go ahead and I am really thankful for it. You can read more HERE about Severine Photography studio One Spark venue.
I wanted my project to be artistic and not commercial. I am wedding and portrait photographer so most of the time I shoot with my clients goals in mind. For my project, I wanted to have my own artistic goal in mind. I have a background in Art with a BFA and I wanted to go back to the creative process of photography. Studying photo history I always admire the work of Gregory Crewdson and Sandy Skoglund. Both of them stage a scene for their picture. I decided that Marie-Antoinette would be my theme. The historical Marie-Antoinette and not the movie 🙂 Here is the link to her page on Wikipedia. Below you can see the pictures that I used for inspiration (found in Wikipedia)
I set up a corner of the studio for the shoot and kept it during One Spark so the visitors could see the process. I don’t want to share yet pictures of the scene as I am trying to get the pictures published. I will create a new post with the pictures as soon as I can share them 🙂
The photoshoot happened on Tuesday before One Spark and I am so thankful for the team that came together for the shoot. John from Visual Power Cinema did the amazing behind the scene video that I showcased during One Spark. Kathy from Brooch the Possibilities did the gorgeous bouquet and the hair pieces. Bonnie Maxam did an amazing job with the hair. April Diane make-up was beautiful! Betty Blake was gorgeous as Marie-Antoinette and I couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect model! t also had an amazing cake from Divine Indulgences. I also want to thank Lee Hamby Design, Sei Bella Image Consulting, Content Design group for helping me! I will showcase all of them separately in different posts 🙂
During One Spark, I showcased the set-up, the raw files of the shoot, the behind the scene video and some pictures that I printed the night before it all started 🙂
Now the result… because One Spark is also a competition to see whose project gets the more vote! I finished 12 out of 124 of the Art projects and 81 out of 650 projects (all categories included). I couldn’t be happier with the results!!! However this result , as amazing as it is, is not what make me the happiest. What makes me jumping around of joy are the final images! I couldn’t have dreamt of more beautiful photographs! My vision came through and that’s a dream that comes true!!! I will soon share more photographs online but meanwhile come to Art Walk on May 7 from 5pm to 9pm to see my exhibit of “My vision of Marie-Antoinette”. I will showcase my final images!
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