Working with Chiara tends to inspire me with strange or surreal ideas. This shoot was based on a 1961 magazine advert for Maidenform girdles. Basically it involved taking two images of the model, one in a girdle and another shot of her wearing the same girdle under her dress. The two images were stitched together in GIMP.
Emulating ad and the warm-up fitness session
About the fitness session
Often with Chiara’s shoots, she does a little “warm-up” session first to get into shape while we discuss our ideas.
On reflection, I think we did not do this particularly well. This was my fault not the model’s.
- virtual girls should have been closer together
- should have been more evenly lit
- wrong type of dress – it really did not show off model’s figure adequately
However, it was brilliant fun and we plan to re-shoot the idea again in the near future. Seems the Bonnie Cashin ad was one of a series and we will try to collect some of the others to assist us with our ideas.