Light as the Artist’s Muse
By STEPHANIE HYNES
Capturing the essence of an object by the use of lighting (or its absence) is a defining tool in the history of art. How the painter illuminates a canvas depends on the environment. Examples such as Rembrandt in the Netherlands, Caravaggio in Italy, Monet in France to name of few, clarified their visions through very specific perspectives on the use of light. Certainly, this holds true for photography and in fact, it is my opinion that light is a photographer’s muse. I believe that the seasonal shift in light is poetic: summer’s shimmer, autumns glow, winter’s transparency and springs ethereality.
That is why I asked Stephanie, whose play with light is her mantra, to shoot these images while she was in Paris recently. 105 degree temperatures might have impacted the statement we chose to make here. We could not have predicted the weather and the impact it might have upon these shots. But we are very grateful to the brands that supported our mission and the team that soldiered through the process to produce a gorgeous collage of summer intimates.
Hair & Makeup: Kasia Furtak
Model: Lavinia Kallenberg/ Mademoiselle Agency
Stylist: Savannah Berry