Model: Genevieve House
Make Up: Liv Foley
This commission was for burlesque dancer Genevieve who's new act was based around white outfit and veil. At the time of the shoot it was still more of a concept than a set idea, but the term Snow Angel was use quite a lot.
This gave me an idea of shooting using mixed lights plus shutter drag for effect. What this means is that I used continuous lights (they don't flash) to light Gen on the sides to give motion blur and then two strobes (flashes) to stop motion. It gives an effect of movement but keeps her face sharp and clear.
The final touches where obviously done in Photoshop. Combining a couple different versions to increase the size of the veil. Colour and contrast work plus texture.
The end result is more etherial than I first envisioned, but happy none the less.