Today I am so excited to have achieved the’Image of the day’ award form The Guild of Photographers.
When Judith from Judith Stewart Photography envisioned her idea, she knew exactly the type of models she needed to make it work! 🐺
“I knew I was looking for a 'wild' child, bare foot, loose hair, not smiling and a large dog which knew the child.
The image I had in mind had been inspired by the old Charles Burton Barber images from Victorian times 1845- 1894 featuring little girls and large dogs in the warm tones. I wanted to reflect the painterly feel in the images too.
Other influences were the 'Game of Thrones' and the big battle scene in the film 'Twilight', where you can see the protective element and bond of the wolf and young girl Renesmee.
This little girl had particularly piercing blue eyes and with the wild blonde hair, this all lent itself so well to what I had envisaged. I didn't want a smile, but I did want them to both look at me, so some well timed 'cat noises' helped.
I used one light, a 120cm Octobox and a reflector on the other side. I was using flash, so 1/200 sec, ISO 100, at F9 to ensure dogs eyes, nose and child were all in focus."
Beautiful. Thanks for giving us an insight into your image Judith!