Jim Tincher Photography Senior Model Team is Featured on the Seniors Ignite Website again this month!
It feels good to be featured again! This time the shoot theme is totally different from the others. I’m so happy that 7 of my 10 Senior Models were able to participate!. I can’t tell you how much fun this shoot actually was other than to say watching the girls getting into the concept was such a blast I almost forgot to shoot it!
This was originally going to be my submission for the “backlight” shoot and Fire was going to be how it was backlit. However we were rained out and didn’t get to shoot. Because the girls had put in so much effort I decided we would shoot it anyway as a fun group shoot. So the fires weren’t as big as previously planned.
About a week after we shot is when the challenge was announced and it was the color Red. I mulled it over and decided to submit even though red isn’t the primary color, it is still dominate. To my delight the shoot was accepted and featured on the Seniors Ignite Web Site as a “featured photographer”!
During the shoot I gave them no direction and left it up to them to do what they wanted to do. I can’t tell you how much fun they were having… Several of my seniors are dancers so they came up with tribal dance they did in addition to everything else. When it was time to end they didn’t want to end but eventually we got everything packed up.
The Challenge this month was the color Red!
Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces, war – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past.
In Native American society the symbolism of face paint with red meant faith, beauty and happiness and its meaning as War Paint meant blood, violence and energy.
In the Tribal Shoot the color red is an accent color, though not much is used it is still dominant and striking. I worked with my designer (Kimberly Wade) to come up with the overall look I wanted with the costumes. However, I wanted my Senior Models to personalize what they wore to reflect themselves. Each piece was basically the same in appearance at first. During the fitting is when they would then reshape the skirt and top to their own taste. We then added the strips of fabric to create the shape of what they wore and accent it with the color red.
Staffs are a weapon and a status symbol denoted in how they are adorned. The symbolism behind the white face paint represents sharing, purity and light.
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