Northern Amazon: Winter
Photographer: S Geer
This concept was inspired by one of the Amazonian Tribes in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. For as long as I have watched this show, I have wanted to try my own take on various characters and themes throughout it. I've always loved the look and feel displayed by these impressive women within said tribes.
I was lucky enough to have someone as excited about this concept as I was to help create a character for this set. The amount of detail we put into this was more so than any other concept I've constructed so far (not to mention constructed out of more random items than ever before), and not a single new item was bought to create it. Every element and accessory was made out of what we already had hidden in the closet, junk drawers and jewelry boxes around the house.
The hardest part was navigating our way through all the snow during the shoot - literally 3 to 4 feet of snow depending on what part of the woods we were in. While it wasn't as cold out as it has been lately, spending any time outdoors in a makeshift skirt and thin boots can be a bit uncomfortable in winter (not as uncomfortable as the thought of not being able to feel if the knife held to your leg by a knotted piece of fabric will cut you because you're too cold to actually feel it) but every part was worth it after seeing these pictures (and no one was harmed by any knives in the making of these shots...safety pins on the other hand...).
Doing this shoot has inspired me to create more concepts with as much detail and care (even if all of it is created within 3 hours immediately before the shoot). I can't wait for slightly warmer weather to go exploring and see what else will inspire more photo shoots!
If you'd like to see more with all of the details that went into this costume, make sure to check out the behind the scenes post on my blog!