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02/14/2005: "Happy V Day"

NPvalentinecover (75k image)

Well, if you care about such things anyway...

My wife and I aren't going to go out and suffer through crowds at a restaurant tonight. We'll stay inside and be in love like we are every other day of the year. If you are expected to celebrate tonight, make a homemade card. It has always worked for me.

model: Adrienne Janic (Ford Models)
makeup: Randi Mavestrand
nails: Daniel Glasco
styling: Karie L. Frost
retouching: Daniel Freguson

camera/film: Hasselblad ELM, 150mm. Fuji Astia 100F
lighting: Two Speedotron heads on each side with Xenophone Diffusers. The main light is a Speedotron head with an 11" reflector and a 10 grid spot directly above the camera lens.

Replies: 9 have commented

Awwww...you guys should go for bbq! You know you might just see the Buttafuoco if you do...you know how much fun the Buttafuoco is.

Miss you guys! Happy Valentines to you and Marisa!

Alli said @ 02/14/2005 11:37 AM PST

The fingernails are a nice touch. When you go on photo shoots, do you coordinate the scenery, cosmetics, etc., or do other people do that?

Ontario Emperor said @ 02/14/2005 12:57 PM PST

This was a Nailpro magazine story about the technique used on those nails (hole punching). It was also the February issue in 2004.

The answer to the question is always different. Stuff like this is always a collaboration between the creative department at the magazine and me on the day of the shoot. Although the concept for this shot was already well thought out, I added my opinions on makeup, lighting, background and a bit on the positioning of the hands and fingers to best illustrate the idea. It's a little hard to see the glitter on her body and hands in a small shot on the computer, but that was something that made the shot pop on the cover.

Brooks said @ 02/14/2005 04:03 PM PST

Very cute!! And Happy Valentine's Day to you, Brooks.

panthergirl said @ 02/14/2005 04:39 PM PST

Thanks for the answer. True art.

Ontario Emperor said @ 02/14/2005 06:23 PM PST

happy valentine's day Brooks! i'm a regular visitor of ur blog. really love ur pics!, specially d black&white pic of a robot.. love it love it love it!!!

fenina said @ 02/14/2005 08:47 PM PST

that is fabulous!

shark said @ 02/15/2005 10:25 AM PST


Houser said @ 02/16/2005 12:29 PM PST

I really like the composition of the shot and also the models pose. Highly original!

futura said @ 02/22/2005 03:37 PM PST

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