A photo set of the gorgeous Chelsea. Shot on 400 ISO Kodak film.A Day Dream with Chelsea: The Film Shots A photo set of the gorgeous Chelsea. Shot on 400 ISO Kodak film.
Check out this video I shot and edited recently. It was such a joy to work with the wonderful Esca!
When the light hit her, it hit her in pieces. It would only reveal so much, leaving the rest of her in darkness. She posed only showing a little of herself to the camera. She was a mystery. A person of intrigue as we watch her gaze into the light and beyond. In each new shot she looks like a different person. In each new way the light hits her, the shape of her face changes. The light defines what we look at. The light creates the tiny story that unfolds before the camera.
She makes us wonder, who is she? The light paints us the picture.Pieces of Her with Anastasia When the light hit her, it hit her in pieces. It would only reveal so much, leaving the rest of her in darkness.
She laid on the white cotton sheets as the sun pierced through the three windows of my room. She rolled around, smiled and posed for me as I snapped away with my cameras(I was shooting film and digital). It was like a dream as the shoot was over in a flash, but in the end it was quite an experience for a shooter like me. It was like waking up from a lovely dream, a little sad it was over, but still extremely grateful to have worked with Chelsea, a young and beautiful model with the kindest disposition.
To put everything into better perspective, I was pretty hungover before the shoot. I gathered all the materials for the shoot last minute with a pounding headache, I felt a lot like death. She arrived a little early just as I finished setting the bed she would soon ravish and relax on. Chelsea was extremely laid back and comfortable which shows nicely in the photos. The set is a nice look at a girl with nothing important to do for the rest of her day. A look at comfortably, fun, a little sensuality and a dash of cute. Chelsea was able to easily portray all of these with a little smirk, a body gesture and her pretty eyes. She was perfect for the shoot. It’s funny to think that I started the day with a horrible headache but it was all over thanks to a wonderful photo shoot, led by a model with a soothing smile and personality.
Besides her being a gorgeous woman, Chelsea is also extremely kind, fun and full of life. In her normal day Chelsea isn’t just laying around in bed, but instead breaking a sweat as a dance instructor and choreographer. A very versatile dancer, Chelsea dives into different styles of dance such as hip-hop and belly dancing. Belly dancing is actually a great passion of hers as she started at a young age and has practiced and taught it over the years. She fell in love with belly dancing after seeing a performance at the age of 15. These days she also likes to infuse belly dancing and hip-hop into her choreography. Chelsea also likes to train cross fit to keep in shape. I feel like all these physical activities are a solid link to her wonderful body that has no doubt been sculpted by explosive dance moves and cross fit training.
I gained a lot out of this shoot and I’m glad it happened. It was a pleasure to work with someone so beautiful on the outside, and most importantly on the inside.
Photographs and article by Andrew Pezzulo
A Day Dream with Chelsea She laid on the white cotton sheets as the sun pierced through the three windows of my room.
Just felt like sharing an older photo set :)
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