Monday, September 10, 2012

'desolate mistress' for odalisque magazine

While I was in NYC, I was able to do something I hadn't done for a very long time, and that was having the opportunity to photograph my old friend, Clara Settje. I was quite surprised at how everything lined up, how she was there the same time frame I was, and that she was free to be a part of an editorial I had lined up with a local team. And in the end, I couldn't have seen a more perfect fit for this story.

For me, one of the greatest challenges I faced while in the city was finding a location that would fit my style of work, as I am in no way a urban, street type photographer, and I had used up every resource I had at the time to (unsuccessfully) find the type of indoor location I was searching for. It came down to making up my mind to adapt, to change and just go for it..even if the shoot would turn out to be a complete bust, I knew I had to shoot it. We ended up using a little corner of Central Park closest to the stylist's apartment, then we bounced around to whatever place appealed to my vision for the story.

On top of this new found challenge, I was also faced with a theme that I was unfamiliar with. I felt like I was in completely new territory in regards to the styling and theme, but in the end, I'm pleased that I went with it, and though I think it's not my strongest work, it shows that I am able to adapt and do more than just one trick.

"Desolate Mistress" for Odalisque Magazine


  1. A really gorgeous series, Lauren. And the styling/make-up is fabulous! I didn't even recognize Clara until I read it.

  2. Best editorial ever, you're a briliant photographer!

  3. Lauren Lauren Lauren.
    You are sososososososo good.
    Clara + Lauren forever!