Backdrops for Photoshoots

Studio Backdrop: Old Masters Red

There is a shade of red for every woman.

-Audrey Hepburn
Portrait of Andrea. Leonardo da Vinci wrote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Five hundred years later, his words are still true.

Red was the first backdrop that I purchased for the studio. I agonized over the decision for an entire day before hitting the buy button. Hand painted backdrops are not inexpensive items – especially in a larger size – so I could not be cavalier about the decision. A more neutral backdrop would have perhaps been the wiser choice, but I’ve never regretted the decision. When a girl wants a pop of color, she wants a pop of color.

Maddie in a variant of Marie-Antoinette styling. I decorated the wig on the fly, letting my intuition guide me on where the jewels, flowers and embellishments should be pinned.
Painterly portrait of Trina in the Old Master’s style. Trina visited the studio to be photographed for the Wise Women: The 50 Over 50 Project.
Ursula looking fierce and fabulous.
Ashley and Chris in a fun, stylized set.

If one says ‘Red’ – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.

-Josef Albers, Painter and Designer, 1888-1976
1920s inspiration for this high school senior session with Savannah.

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