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The Meridian Model
A couple of weekends ago, I photographed some models and artists for Eastway Entertainment Group. An Eastway exec chose the location, the picturesque Meridian Hill Park in D.C. It was a beautiful sunny day, with picnickers, sunbathers, afternoon strollers, and even a wedding party on-site. Sunny days, though, pose difficulties for photographers because of the out-of-control highlights and shadows and stark contrasts between them. So we moved away from the broad lawns and prominent fountains to some sculpture areas in the shade along the park's periphery. The model Stephanie's sleek features, slender frame, and sculpted arms worked in harmony with the sculpture. And the casual but strong lines and iconography of her Superwoman tank T-shirt lent a quiet and good-humored strength to the close-up and maybe a touch of wistfulness to the longer-view image. At Flickr, you can see how the close-up looks in color and can also see a more irreverent use of the sculpture in a portrait shot I did of the rap artist Carl Houston.
Copyright © 2014 by Alexander C. Kafka, for Eastway Entertainment Group; all rights reserved.
Photographed at Meridian Hill Park; Washington, D.C.
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