Character Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

“Characters” is my award winning line of portrait photography that is a bit fanciful, intriguing, and mysterious. These images are intricate and dramatic using a process that is more like a journey from the concept to the final image. It is kind of like Star Trek meets Cirque de Soliel.

Is there a “Character” in you?

Let’s meet some of the Characters created so far:

“Garden Nymph” is Kelsey Smart, a talented make-up and hair stylist. I used real and artificial vines to create her costume.

This image scored a rare perfect 100 at Professional Photographers of Iowa 2010 Print Judging. It also received the Fuji Award, a Judge’s Choice award, and first place for portraits of women. At the largest and most prestigious international photography competition, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) this image was accepted into the PPA Loan Collection. It is now part of a traveling exhibit and published in the PPA Loan Collection book.


“Crystalized” is Emily Hamilton as the model.

This image also received a rare perfect 100 at Professional Photographers of Iowa 2010 Print Judging. It also won a Judge’s Choice award and second place in portraits of women (because “Garden Nymph” already had first place).

 

 

 

 

 

Emily’s behind the scenes video:

Clay-O-Patra” scored high at Professional Photographer’s of Iowa print competition, earning a merit. The model is Aubree Pinckney. We got to play with a lot of clay that day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is her behind the scenes video:

Ellie

Ellie’s hair and make up was done by Latisha Knight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly

Kelly’s hair and make up was done by Latisha Knight. Kelly is an actress so she was in character during the entire shoot.

 

So, I will ask you again. Is there a Character in YOU? Call for your consultation and let’s see what we can dream up for your fantasy portrait. (319) 435-2125

By appointment only:

Gordon Photography & Gallery, Inc.
at Lost Creek Farm
319-435-2125

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