After the Idomeneo shoot, we went to bed.
The next day Roman, Zack, Lizzie and I sprung awake to meet Jaycey to re-shoot my “La Betulia Liberata” photos featuring the ever-popular characters of Judith and Holofernes!
The night before, Zack’s head was covered in a mask while his body was seen, on this day his head would be seen and his body removed from the final image! I asked him to grow a face-beard for the shoot, which he hated, and lamented, because it made his face itch. He was pleased to shave the moment the shoot was over!
The shoot was very laid back, in contrast to the very active and busy shoot of the night before! The shoot was done in front of a simple backdrop, and the pictures meant to look more like classical paintings.
Jaycey wore two costumes, including the Cranach style gown discussed in my previous blog entry, as well as a fancy “Widow of Manasses” costume. Zack only had to wear make-up because he will only be a severed head in the final photo! She looked very dynamic in her costumes, and — outside of these outtakes — looked very dignified and noble as Judith!
Roman and Lizzie reflected light for the first set of pictures, then Roman joined Lizzie’s husband Caenaan in the living room to watch an over-wrought cooking show with ridiculous music cues. “I just made a sandwich” BUM-BUM-BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!!
Jaycey was very delicate with Zack’s head., but Zack said that If I had hair, he would grab it just to show me what it was like to have someone pull on my hair for a half hour. Luckily, that scenario is incredibly far fetched. Me with hair? Ha! Ha!
It was a very pleasant shoot, with a very pleasant team. Thanks to everybody involved! And a special shout out to Zack for putting himself through so many indignities this weekend, and Lizzie for being such a wonderful hostess!