By Antonio Malara
This is the second edition of a post originally published on February 21st 2017. At that time it was featured in the “Models” section which I have now deleted. The platform I use does not allow me to move a post so I republished it and in doing so I changed some things.
The idea for this photo shooting came from my sister; the fact was that she really liked Vincente Romero Redondo, a contemporary Spanish painter who has a beautiful personal style, once you see one of his painting, you recognize all the others. His them is the woman in her daily life, so you can see the subject in her bedroom, in a balcony looking far away, while she reading sitting on a chair outside the house or contemplating the see while at the beach. I noticed that in the paintings, the women were most of time in deep thoughts, but I think good ones.
For the shooting, me and my sister, tried to take inspiration by the paintings with the women at the beach, she decided the what clothes to wear them she showed me some pics of the paintings. That day was very productive and stimulating, rather than copying the poses, we just tried to inspire ourselves by giving a personal interpretation to the mood created in the paintings. For the location, we chose a beach near our house, with us was also a cousin of mine, then very young, who was our little assistant. Reinterpreting situations already seen, adapting them according to what is available, is a decidedly relaxing job. This shooting was the result of a collaboration of people who found themselves in that role for the first time; my sister as a model and my cousin as an assistant. Initially I had some doubts, but thanks also to the fact that the beach was deserted, everything took place naturally and in a playful way, giving us truly surprising results. The poses came out very well and the recreated scenes, rather than imitations, had the flavor of the quote.
Pictures: Antonio Malara