Jasmine #3

Jasmine #3 - Austin, Texas

Jasmine #3 – Austin, Texas

In my third and final portrait of Jasmine, I feature full-body framing, which I rarely do. It’s something that I should do more often. However, at Drink and Clicks, which is where I make most of my portraits, the crowded conditions are less conducive to shooting this way. If anything, I’ve gone extreme and frame very closely, like in yesterday’s portrait.

Artistically and romantically, in my head, I imagine an architect-designed stylish mid-modern house where Jasmine is posing by the sliding glass doors next to the pool. Alas, the reality is a bit more mundane. What we have instead is a conference room at a mid-grade hotel. Where I would love to see timeless Danish designed living room furniture, we have the distracting shine of a chrome conference table. Oh, well. A guy can dream.

I’m not very knowledgeable about swimwear styles and can’t attest to their fashion trends, but alternatively, I also see a Mad Men-Esque scene from one of Don Draper’s California excursions. It’s almost an idealized “life is good” kind of photograph — sans the reality of the conference room — in a warm and sunny locale. Well, at least we got the warm, even hot part correct. That evening was very hot indeed, temperature-wise, in Austin, Texas.

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