Photos from the Archive

Here is a shoot from my archive.  I must have shot this about 9 years ago.  I happened upon it today while trying to search for some other old shots for a makeup artist friend.  It appeared on my first website and did make it into my anthology book.  I think it was one of the first fashion shoots I did.  It was with the impeccable hair stylist Christophe.

The models were April from Ford and David, Travis and Danielle from Wilhelmina.  It is crazy that I did not have to look up their names.  The memory works in very strange ways how it stores information.  Sometimes, I cannot recall who I photographed last week.  But somehow the people from the earlier days are cemented in my brain.  I guess you just store the information in a different place in your brain.

The shots were taken in film on a Hasselblad 503CW with a 150mm lens.  I cannot recall if I used a 13mm extension tube to get closer on some of these.  I often did.  Film choice was most likely Fuji Astia or Provia transparency film.  Lighting was a mixture from a lot things.  I was using Bowen Travelights with a Fresnel spotlight (also with an umbrella on some).  But the first photo is a slide projector with a slide of snakeskin that I photographed earlier in the week for the shoot.  I had the spot light and a light with a snoot coming from behind on each side on the hair.





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Michael Creagh is a New York Fashion Photographer specializing in Advertising, catalogs, magazines, models and editorial work.  Check out his international award winning photography at the websites and blogs above.