'Away with the Canaries': Photo meets painting, new Surreal Fashion in yellow-fronted plumage couture! At the time of seeing this in-camera, I felt it was 'the shot I came to NY for'. But I also knew that there was something magical to be done with yellow birds, the tulle already looked like feathers spilling through the bars of a cage...
In the end, the only canary that did the trick was the single, tiny all-yellow bird from 18th-cent painting 'A Girl with a Canary and Open Cage' by Jean-Baptiste Greuze. I upsized it, remastered it, and duplicated it approximately two-hundredfold, in and around the luscious train of yellow specially designed by Leonid the stylist himself. Lit by Lupolux constant + flash dangling top right thanks to my trust lighting helpers.
Longer description for 'Away with the Canaries', along with more about inspirations & links to them, over on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndybisz/8693012207
And - I'm now sponsored by Nikon! This was shot with on the D800E with 24-70mm lens. You can read more news on my latest newsletter at eepurl.com/yQ2pH
Model is Annabelle Lyttle. Dress & styling by Leonid Gurevich. Necklaces: Marina Prokopiva, bracelets by Clara Kasavina. Hair by Numi Empire, make-up by Nadine Vendryes Stylist’s assistants: Marina Gurevich, Michelle Ortega. Assistants on set: Brent McCombs & Catherine Jolley. Shoot producer: Matt Lennard. www.fashionshootexperience.com