The day before my photo shoot with Christine “iDiivil” Adams in Brian and Nola’s Steampunk Room,
I did a lighting test shoot with my friend Rowan. I did this so I would have a better understanding of how to light the room so I didn’t waste precious time when shooting with Christine.
All I really “needed” was a person to stand in for Christine. However it occurred to me that I could squeeze a whole ‘nother shoot with a whole ‘nother model in that space that I had wanted to shoot in since I first saw it.
So a day or so before hand I put out the call on Facebook and Rowan was the first to respond.
I told her the details of what I was doing and why along with the fact that there was no guarantee as to how many usable images would result from the day’s labor.
But Rowan knows an opportunity when she sees one. She packed several Steampunk outfits and some other goodies and off we went.
I must say, while we were shooting there was a time or two when she did a pose that was evocative enough that my breath caught and I had to work at keeping calm and in control. I think she saw it happen. And I think she liked it when it did…
I have been paying so much attention on editing Christine’s images that I had almost forgotten about Rowan’s.
Shame on me. This woman is a freaking force to be reckoned with!
And so, today I proudly present to you the first image of that set!
Another image from the Steampunk Circus photo shoot I did with Nola Yergen.
Recently she told me that she refers to this outfit as “Copperhead Kate”.
I fell in love with “Kate” the moment I met her.
MUA: Skye Bradsher
Meena is an amazingly talented woman. She designed and built her costume, she is a renowned Belly dancer and musician…Seriously, her talent never stops. Simply beautiful inside and out.
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I have the great fortune to be good friends with truly talented artists. Multi Award-Winning Costume Designer Nola Yergen owner of Design by Nola is one of the most talented and, dare I say, prettiest among them.
There are more images from the Award Winning “Steampunk Circus” which includes Award-Winning designs from Gail Wolfenden-Steib, Meena Gorgese and Sarah Levinson who each designed their own amazing costumes coming soon.
You will want to know that some of Nola’s designs will soon be seen in Sky Harbor Int’l Airport’s Steampunk Fashion Display. So keep your eyes open for the announcement!
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And now…a sneak preview of “Steampunk Circus”