I spent the last Independence Day weekend helping Pallon out on her latest shoot. Which was, in her words:
A series of photographs intended to pay homage to various scenes from Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” For this series, I tried as best as I could to restrain myself from putting in deep rich tones — the palette I’m so used to working with — but instead, go for consistent use of pastels, composition after composition, to stay true to the rococo theme. Dark hues were only used in one photo which was done in reference to the masquerade ball sequence in the film wherein Marie Antoinette met Count Axel von Fersen with whom she was purported to have had a romantic affair with. Here, she wears a gatto mask instead of black lace over her eyes. Lastly, “Portraits of a Dauphine” is part of a bigger series of photographs we wish to flesh out hopefully within the year. And yes, we want our Marie Antoinette exotic and her outfits stylized. (source)
This was a bit of a challenge, since Rococo and Baroque details are a lot harder to re-create (and I was never a fan of Rococo to begin with), and the hair stressed me out a little, but I think the shoot came out beautifully. 🙂 Also, yes this post is way, waaaay late.