"Naissance- The birth or growth of a person"

November 25, 2013  •  1 Comment

If you happen to keep up with my blog posts, you'll be aware that I have recently begun to find an artistic outlet through illustrative photography.  Over the weekend, a lovely young lady and aspiring model named Lillian came by to help me create the foundation for my latest vision.  On a recent trip to the zoo I saw this very interesting gathering of vines:

I knew immediately that I could envelop someone in the viney arms that wrapped so magnificently around the pole.  I put out the word and Lillian, who also has an interest in being involved with artistic works, answered my call.  I created a headdress, gathered some branches, adorned her with moss, and took a variety of shots.  This was the one I chose:

After 5-6 hours in Photoshop, the final result of my work was completed and titled "Naissance".  I thought originally that the tree would be taking life from her.  My stepson had a look while I was working on it and said "with the light, it looks like a birth".   He was right and I thought it was quite fitting a metaphor for my own journey.  I wasn't familiar with the word naissance, but in the search for the right title the definition on dictionary.com read "a birth, an origination, as that of a person, and organization, an idea, or a movement".  YES! The birth or growth of my skills, vision, and ability.  I hope you like it!

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And here's another look at this lovely lady minus all the greenery. ;-)



Model: Lillian Harpeth, Hair:  Tammy Zurak, Makeup: Lillian and a touch of Photoshop


Ivy Taylor(non-registered)
Beautiful! :D I love nature, and I love how you incorporated that into these photos.
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