After a number of months of planning, organizing models, makeup, costumes, props Marilyn and I managed to produce this shoot. We worked with a combination of film and digital photography – using cross process film and just a D7000 with a 35mm lens, as well as natural light with reflectors and battery powered strobes for fill. The location was on a quiet trail in a local park, using the shade from the afternoon light to our advantage. The yellow brick road was constructed from wooden planks that were painted yellow and brought to the site for the shoot.
Paul ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Half-Psychotic-Make-Up ) was our fantastic make up artist, and Leigh ( https://www.facebook.com/LeighBHair ) was our wonderful stylist.
Dorothy: credit goes to the model Kathleen Sera. She brought her own costume and accessories – including Toto, and the ruby slippers. The costume was made by her some years back – and it’s not the first Dorothy costume she’s made!
Scarecrow: credit goes to the model Druantia Astara. We outfitted here in a vintage dress to give a little house on the prairie feel and stuffed her with straw. In the fine details there is a pendant with a crow on it as a nod to the story. Leigh worked her powers here and wove straw into Druantia’s dreadlocks as well as weaving a sunflower into the back.
Tin Man: credit here goes to the model Private Hurricane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/1426498 ). Here we modified a belly dance outfit changing the trim and adding some details. The funnel was modified and affixed to a small headpiece that became part of the wig.
Lion: credit goes to the model Samantha ( https://www.facebook.com/ssaturnine ), we outfitted her in a chemise and leather boots with a vintage fur coat. The crown is hand cut and shaped brass.