Tuesday, March 31, 2009
BARBIES DESERT ADVENTURE Fasion Story by Jana Cruder Los Angeles, CA
" There is just something about the desert that inspires me, it has inspired me since the first time I came out this way when I was 19. I think it is the freedom of the open road that I'm addicted to. Watching the road stretch on forever in front of you... endlessly.
Reminding us that possibilities are ENDLESS and DREAMS DO come true. " ~ Jana
This Past Weekend I ventured into the Desert of CA, something I've done many times with other photographers for their shoots. However this weekend was different.
I went on location to shoot for myself.
I needed a few more Fashion Shoots to fill out my fashion portfolio. This time it was a large production. I worked with a producer friend in LA to pull it all together. We were able to make it happen, me, an assistant, makeup & hair, 3 models, stylist and a small production crew out to 29Palms area for the whole weekend all for portfolio work. I paid for it out of my pocket, its an investment into my business.
I shot two different stories.
The one "RED PLANET" is more of a fashion story with a mix of new pieces from Selma Karaca in NYC and vintage pieces pulled from a variety of collectors, modernized with sterling silver accessories by Navajo silversmith Cody Sanderson of Santa Fe.
A small sample of this story is above.
Moon Rocks, Volcano and salt flats made for the perfect location to play into the whole space and another planet idea.
The second story " BARBIE's DESERT ADVENTURE" was more a photo story with a vintage style by a designer in San Diego, CA "Styles by Barry".
This story features 3 BARBIES and their adventure into the desert to only get lost and stumble upon the small diner and hotel in AMBOY to find no one there.
The funniest part of the shoot was the models getting completely into BARBIE characters walking and talking like BARBIE. I'll post the behind the scenes video of that on my new website when it launches in April.
I'll post these completed and retouched stories soon to my website. Until then please enjoy some sample images from the shoot.
A special thank you to everyone who helped pull this together and make it happen. I appreciate it so much. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
Here's to creating your dreams!!!
Love ~ Light ~ Beauty