The Queen and the Courtesan

I’ve had the pleasure of shooting more than once at Jonny Edwards’ Atelier Alchimia studio in Denver. There are probably tens of thousands of dollars of hand-painted backdrops, and Jonny has lots of costuming and props to incorporate into my images. I don’t know where he got a dress like this, but it fit Ahna perfectly. And who has taxidermy pheasants just sitting around? Most of these images were taken with a single light, feathered on camera-left, mixed with a tiny bit of ambient. In others, I used a fresnel to highlight the gold in this particular backdrop. A behind-the-scenes image at the bottom of the page, shows the set up.