The recessed and dramatic crucifixion sculpture in the apse of l’église Saint Roch in Paris. The “INRI” on the sign above the head of Christ stands, of course, for “IESUS NAZARENUS REX IUDAEORUM” (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews). Acronyms in Latin and especially Greek were important to the early Church as means to communicate spiritual ideas without attracting the unwanted attention of imperial Roman persecutors. For a fascinating discussion of this, visit http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/INRI
A relaxing moment in my shoot today with the lovely Raena Bergeron, of Elite Models, with MUAH Monica Rosati. More images to come.
Watching a spring showcase of ballet dancing yesterday, I decided to play a bit with long-exposure photography to see what I’d get (plus I was renting a Sony a7R III mirrorless for the occasion, and I was curious to see what it could do). I’m really happy with the result, and particularly like both the rich colour combined with white-clothed legs, and the way the dancers seem to emerge from - or depart into - ghostly smoke on the left.
I got to spend an afternoon in NYC earlier this month chatting and shooting with the fascinating and funny Eleanor Goldfield, a creative activist and journalist and host of ActOut! Check out her work here.
Cloudscape over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, summer 2018. Because of gravity and density differences, nature often sorts herself into layers, which gives many landscape photos a sense of abstract symmetry. I like the restfulness of the blue on white on grey on blue here.
Actor and model Lindsey Sagrera wearing Nouvelle Palm Beach, photographed at the Hotel
Edison in Manhattan earlier this month. Lindsey stars in our upcoming short film, “The
Ravens”. Stay tuned for more on that.
In New York City this week I had the pleasure of shooting a test at The Hotel Edison with the stunning Anna van Patten of The Lions NY (MUAH Cristina McLamb, styling by Victoria Rodriguez). I love when tests come together so well that they feel like so much more. What a great team.
Actress Rose Paré on the set of our latest short film, “Sometimes HE Tickles”.
Watch it here: https://www.iangarrickmason.com/sometimes-he-tickles
In the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris: the sea-nymph Galatea is embraced by her lover in a grotto, while the
jealous cyclops Polyphemus watches from above, unseen. A detail from the Medici Fountain sculpture by Auguste Ottin (d. 1890).
Thing we can do is to make wherever we’re lost in
Look as much like home as we can.”
- Christopher Fry, The Lady’s Not for Burning
At first I was unsure whether to publish this particular picture. It seemed too constrained, somehow – too far from the expressive spirit of fashion photography, or even from the more casual vibe of model tests. But as I edited it and stared at it, I came to appreciate its virtues. There’s both a coziness to it and a sense of foreboding – a small pool of warm sunlight in a darkening room. And Allie’s expression is calm and confident, yet she’s still and straight as if in expectation of an event.