Saturday, September 02, 2006

Photoshoot: Laura as the Optimist

all photos by ryan burke

Photoshoot: "The Optimist"
Date: September 2nd, 2006

Laura Errington is a good friend of mine and one of the most positive people I know. As such, for her portrait (another part of my senior sem portrait series) I wanted to capture her bright positive attitude. We decided that a beach would be the best place to go and wearing all white would contrast well against the water and sky. As a prop, we used Chinese yo-yos which she threw around as she danced on the beach. With all the color and movement, as well as Laura's wonderful smile, I think I was able to get a good photographic interpretation of her optimistic demeanor.

So...I hope you enjoy them!

Another thing we tried to do as a spur of the moment side project was to wrap Laura up in aluminum foil and have her as a statue on the beach. Peter Adams, my roommate helped come up with this idea and also helped put it together. The end result was a little ridiculous but pretty awesome as well.


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mark said...

that's really really laura!

so awesome, i can't wait to see the whole series.

Maureen said...

i LOVE the contrast of her very red hair against the very blue sky