Hello friends! We are thrilled to announce that we have written the first chapter of our newest photography project, Pantheon.
Pantheon is a set inspired by mythology from all over the world. Using the stories and imagery of the gods, heroes, and monsters from antiquity, we will pull modern, classic, and abstract interpretations of these characters.
For our first entry in the series, we have Nikisha back once more, donning the persona of Hera.
Hera, Queen of the Gods and Goddesses. Often recognized by her majestic beauty and solemn demeanor, Hera was the protector of women and ruled as the goddess of marriage and birth. She was also known for being the driving force behind the seasons and weather as well as watching over the starry skies and heavens.
Hera was both a daughter and wife to Zeus and was extremely jealous of his many other lovers and offspring. Often enraged at Zeus due at his extramarital affairs and illegitimate children, Hera regularly punished any husband who wronged his wife. There was no being who did not fear her wrath, even Zeus himself. It is not uncommon to see this vengeful goddess accompanied by peacocks as she regarded them as sacred beings. Her love of pomegranates is echoed in the offerings presented to her in various temples across Greece.
Here, we see a powerful leader capable of anything and everything. Hera will take what she deems as rightfully hers without a care in the world and does it so casually as she sips wine. Do not be fooled by her beautiful features and presence. She may be known as a creator, but she is happy to destroy. When she was free of Zeus, she forged the golden chains that bound her into beautiful armor.
Stay tuned for lots more shoots in this series. We already have 2 on the books for April, and lots of ideas for shoots after that!
Ladies and Gentlemen, after one test shoot and one solid shoot, we are happy to announce that we have a new project up and running! Inspired by a still from the upcoming Wonder Woman film, we're happy to announce our latest project, Wonder Women. We met our friend and model, Lexi Haddad at Union 206 to make the magic! We plan to have Wonder Women as an ongoing series, like Masque, so look for more shoots in the coming weeks and months! We have no shortage of amazing people to work with and we're always meeting more! We're very excited for what's coming up!
With Lexi's elegant dresses, we chose a pair of rapiers for her to work with. With the black dress, we have a stainless steel replica of the sword used in The Mask Of Zorro, purchased when I was 17 years old, I believe from a catalogue. It's a lovely blade, and matched her dress perfectly.
With the purple dress, we had Lexi wielding a rapier made by Rogue Steel from Chicago. It's an ambidextrous swept hilt design that I've always favored in my stage combat rapiers.
One of our plans for Wonder Women is that we're not going to stay in the studio! If any of our friends and fans have a beautiful setting they'd like to loan to us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We'd be intensely grateful. Ballrooms, lounges, fancy foyers, gardens, whatever.
Any place that might be described as "elegant" might be perfect for us.
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