Whenever I look for thematic inspiration for photo shoots, I always turn to fine art and fashion throughout the ages. I love the light of chiaroscuro, the contrast of lights vs dark but instead of finding harsh light, I wanted to maintain a softness to the light to maintain a feminine feel to the image. I find that often these days when you flick through fashion magazines you are inundated with high-resolution, crisp, vibrant images. As lovely as they are, I tend to be more drawn to whimsy, dream-like portraits.

I am wearing a black satin cocktail dress and a gothic black frosted rose flower crown.



Photography by Ken Pegg