a sassy dip into the waters of fashion photography

Posted: November 12, 2011 in Photography
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My friend Tracey crafts wonderful scarves, cowls, neck warmers, and baby hats, among other goodies. She recently asked if the lovely Ms. Trask and the effervescent Red would consent to modeling a selection of her hand-knitted cowls and, if in the process, I could photograph them for her Etsy SassyKnits website. Tracey’s been using mannequins and felt showing ladies wearing her creations was a far better marketing strategy. I certainly could not quibble with that logic. And if I may be so bold, her choice of models was inspired.  Either one of them could make a burlap sack look like the height of fashion. Of course these are not burlap sacks, they are cowls. They’re also mini works of art.

I told Tracey suggesting Ms. Trask and Red as models was a spectacular choice, but using me as the photographer was questionable. I stressed I am not, nor will ever be, the modern day equivalent of Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts or the guy who shoots the ads for Wal-Mart. I’ve never shot anything resembling “fashion photography” and my personal fashion sense is virtually non-existent. She shushed away my concerns, handed me a container of cowls, and said, “Have at it!”

So I went at it.

Please do yourself a favor and visit Tracey’s SassyKnits site to see her entire line of products. Thanks!

  1. whiteladyinthehood says:

    I forgot to tell you the other day – your family is LOVELY!!! Beautiful wife and daughter – you are a lucky man.


  2. sparklebumps says:

    I think you did the scarves justice… because I SO want one now!


  3. Tracey Meyer says:

    Thanks, John! I am beyond flattered to see this! You did an excellent job, but the models are the real stars. You and they exceeded my expectations in every way!

    Tracey (aka Sassy)


  4. John says:

    And the art makes for lovely gifts! 😉


  5. Kana Tyler says:

    Gorgeous models you’ve got there! And I love the art they’re wearing. 🙂


  6. A new calling perhaps. The pictures are great.

    I love Etsy. There are some true artists there.


  7. A new calling perhaps. The pictures are great.

    I love Etsy. There are some true artist there.


  8. I think you did a really good job, especially for someone who has never done this before. And you let the scarves speak for themselves, which is perfect. Bravo.


  9. Where can I buy one?! These are beautiful. So are your models. Fantastic autumn photography…


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