I had a photo shoot yesterday with the sweet-as-sugar Ivy Lee. Ivy is a good friend of the redhead Ruby Slipper (don't you love those names?), and shares her bohemian outlook and lifestyle- both are from Upstate New York.
My self-challenge was to photograph Miss Lee in such a way as to bring out her very natural beauty while capturing her somewhat shy, sensitive, kind, unassuming and very unpretentious personality.
The challenging aspect centers upon the fact that the culmination of her previous work- and it is quite extensive, was a recent 15 page spread in a VERY FAMOUS men's magazine- replete with big hair, heels and lots and lots of make-up.
I wanted to deconstruct this highly professional but faux presentation of Ivy, and in what I believe to be true Deviant Art style, and present an alternate, true rendering of her beauty.
No make up, no fake anything, her 1st ever photo shoot in a truly natural state.