In the current issue (and it will be on the shelves till Saturday) of sportweek dreams dedicated entirely to swimwear, besides the “conventional” images of the swimwear I felt like creating, for each model, a shot that could be used, as in fact it was done, for the model sheet, so that it would tell her story with more freely and (I apologise for the bad word) more artistically.
I also tried to take images that could sum up the ways and styles which I used for each model.
The theme for Maja’s shoot was the sea, so I liked the idea that her symbolic photograph would be under water at night, using the floodlights of a huge yacht moored in the port. We shot it with a G12 in a waterproof case.
Natalia’s “conventional” photographs instead are taken amongst rocks. For her symbolic image I wanted to exaggerate even more that spirit, taking the shot where she somehow would blend and camouflage in the midst of rocks:
Linda was photographed with the swimwear exasperatedly against the sun: the same spirit in her portrait.
Dayane was shot in the same editorial inside a villa, therefore I took her portrait inside the swimming pool:
I would like to add something to this last image, which I do find interesting:
When I finally got home I started looking at it again and again. It reminded me of something. I could not remember what though. And then it strike me!
I pulled out some boxes with my very old prints and I found this image, taken when I was eighteen years old in Imperia, developed, printed and toned by me:
I like the idea of putting them close to each other, if you think that thirty two years have gone by…