With skillful grooming and a great selection of clothing to fit the mood of edgy but comfortable, I decided to use a mix of muted color and black and white imagery to highlight the textures and mood we wanted to create. To create that mood of a strength and confidence I used decisive lighting to bring out the various textures but still sculpt my subject in shadows to define his character.
“The whole truth is right in front of us, if only we can calm our minds enough to see,” goes a famous Buddhist saying, which served as the inspiration for fashion photographer Steven Paul’s latest photo shoot. For Paul, this shoot was deeply personal, reflecting his own spiritual journey as a photographer moving closer to his creative ideal.
What does the future hold? This editorial’s shoot was inspired by this year’s sci-fi movie Oblivion. In 2077, after Earth’s near destruction by a nuclear war against alien invaders, surviving humans migrated to an orbital space station to rebuild their resources and maintain vital power stations.
Joyce Peñas Pilarsky wears many hats, uh, bonnets. She is a model, beauty queen (People’s Choice Award in an international beauty competition in Niagara Falls, New York), former stewardess for PAL and Saudia, style icon, a bleeding heart for children in need of help, photographer, painter, sculptress, and so on.