One Delightful Day – June 18th, La Betulia Liberata

21 Jun

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!

Jaycey smiling as Judith in her Widow costume. Zack getting his hair done as 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!

Zack bloodies the sword while Maisey looks on.

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.

Zack goin’ all samurai with the bloody sword.

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!

Jaycey and Zack. I told Jaycey to look delighted and triumphant at the defeat of Holofernes!

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!!!!!

Zack in full make-up as Holofernes’s head.

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!

Judith and Holofernes having a good ol’ time.

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!


2 Responses to “One Delightful Day – June 18th, La Betulia Liberata”

  1. Crystal April 3, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I love reading about your shoots, and adore your final photos. It’s refreshing to see such dynamic subject matter taken on these days.

    • tysonvick April 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you so much! It’s very nice to hear that you like my work!

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