She, The Dust Witch prefers to feel the earth between her toes, the sand tangling in her hair and the sun lustfully dancing upon her cheeks. Preferring the ease of a harmonious life, she makes her home of found twigs and woven dried grass. In the eve she plays with the fennec fox dipping in and out of the tall grasses. The strength she bares is all her own, the good wishes and simple life.
I wanted to explore the contrast of a light and dusty environment with a typical dark subject. I cross over the light and dark to make almost a neutral. I love the challenge of changing someone perception. Usually people think a witch is evil and only wants to harm. But that’s not necessarily true, like the Dust Witch. What was once dark is now light, and vise versa.
I used a Canon 5D MIV and 24-70, tripod and Lightroom. First I location scout. I found this beautiful location on a hike. The next thing is I plan the outfit, I knew I wanted something dark. I choose a black velvet dress. Then I shot it on a beautiful day close to sunset. I do minor editing in Lightroom.
People have responded positively. The photographs are something unique, and exploration if you will. I always learn something new from each project. Maybe something is missing or the project needs more. In this project i wish I had changed the angles more and found a different way to shoot in the environment. Or maybe added another emotion to the story.
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