Put Janet in this polka dotted dress and it was very pinup looking. Of course I got focused on her face and we shot these.
The story about the model who for a cactus shoot actually punctured her rear end is worth the listen. He also talks about pushing the limits. He talks about some of his most controversial images and why he created them, as well as what the outcome has been. A very interesting discussion of creating something for art’s sake.
When we talk about art he candidly talks about his own wether he is an artist. What I think is a common thread for us photographers.
He talks about what influence the model has on his work, and how he’s changed in his style of directing models. I’m a month behind on post, and Robert gets images done in hours after the shoot.
Robert Alvarado’s Website
The question from twitter was from @whoisariston
Robert’s Muse, Ciji Sampson
I’d planned on shooting swimsuit and Vanity showed up with this interesting retro one piece. With the books and the sunglasses, it lent itself to an interesting image.
Not so much a classic swimsuit image, but more a sophisticated look back in time.
Ellen changed into coveralls and they were very cute. And she’s holding a hat.
Not that you can see either in this image.
More of Ellen in the farmer’s daughter outfit.
I like the pose, but it is a little too fashiony.
Ellen is from Texas and we broke out this outfit and got a farmer’s – or I guess in Texas, a rancher’s daughter feel.
Cherise brought one of her husband’s uniform shirts and we shot these image. A little pinup. Makeup by Michelle of Poison Makeup Art.