I found what I’ve been looking for
Even though, landscape and nature photography are, and will remain, my primary photographic interests, I’m also deeply fascinated by portrait photography. Stylish pictures that tell a story, or images, which place a model in a complementary environment have been on my wish list for a long time, but until recently, it has been difficult to accomplish.
A couple of months ago, I saw a few pictures of Lisbeth on a Facebook page for Danish Model photographers. I was convinced that she would be a perfect model for some of my creative ideas and I decided to offer her a photo shoot. What followed, may easily change my approach to portrait photography. Lisbeth was not just a pretty face on my pictures, but a co-player who helped develop the ideas and made sure that the styling was perfectly done.
My idea of combining Lisbeth’s interest in old-fashion calligraphy, and “transporting” her back in time when an oblique pen holder and ink where not that unusual sight, was most beautifully complemented with Lisbeth’s styling. The dining room in Frilandsmuseet’s farm from Lønnestak was the perfect backdrop for shoot, and we got the pictures we aimed for.
Personally, I’m really happy with the pictures, but it is the way we’ve got them, that make them so special to me. The pictures are not the result of coincidences, but of a long planning, where ideas were exchanged and refined, and where both parties were willing to invest time and money to make it succeed. I find projects, where photographer and model work together to realize an idea, incredibly rewarding and in the future, I will focus much more on this type of assignments.
Styling & Model: Lisbeth Solaas