When I first met Valentina the pigaroo at the Boston Spring Pignic this past June, I was instantly drawn to her. When I found out that she had four pigaroo sisters, I insisted that all of them needed to come for a photo shoot.
And they DID!
I've always been inspired by well crafted environments, and part of my new focus this year is being more intentional about the images I'm creating. I want to make (or commission) the majority of all my own props, I want everything in the scene to be there on purpose, with not a leaf out of site. My ideal scenario is for the only spontaneous thing in the composition to be the subject.
The pigaroo can roam where she may! That's what makes it interesting.
Once I had acquired all the leaves and greenery (some modeling moss from Michael's, some rocks from the old turtle tank, various fake leaves that I have lying about for various purposes...I turned to the backdrop.
Since I couldn't find any pre-existing foresty backdrops for cheap, I decided I would paint one.
And these BABES! They were the perfect models. Ginny especially just sat there while I put the antlers on her head, and Valentina (despite being initially freaked out) became a calm and curious little fox.
In addition to these foresty photos, we also took a few more. But that enough talking for now, take a look for yourself!
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