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Creative Making of

Aquatic and experimental photoshoot

Today, I’m gonna talk about my first collaboration with Clara and Camille from Délicate Distorsion.
As I was saying in a previous article, we already worked together on a crazy project and we decided to try something crazy and experimental every year. This shooting session is from the summer 2014, so I think I made progress technically speaking since then, but I still love the pictures we created together on this day <3
 
Camille is the creator of Délicate Distorsion, she sells creations based on her graphic universe, and scarves more particularly. Clara is a beautiful professional dancer and she’s always ok (for now) to take part in my weird/experimental/crazy shootings.
 
For this shooting we canted to work with water (well basically to put her in a pool :p) and to include scarves from Camille so she could use the pictures to promote her creations.
   

So here’s the COMPLETE RECIPE 

 For a shooting in the water, all you need is:
 
  • A swimming pool for kids : with the right size so it can contain Clara
  • A black sheet : to cover the ugly blue color!
  • A stepladder : to take pictures from above
  • A yard with water mains inlet or a watering can and a lot of patience (that’s what we did)
  • Pots with hot water if you don’t want your Clara to become a cold noodle
  • Milk, to color the water in white and create volutes (caution, you only have one shot at this! After that your water will be completely white as in the picture above) 
  • Scarves, flowers, a Clara, and nice stuff to put in the water to spice up your picture
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Preparing the shooting with love 🙂 
 
The only thing I had to buy for these pictures was the inflatable swimming pool, that I still have (I’m gonna use it really soon for another shooting session!). So one more time, with a bit of budget and ingenuity, we managed to create really cool pictures! I don’t have a yard anymore in my new place, but if I had to do this again I guess I would find a friend who has a yard (come on! In the name of art!)
 
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At the time, I had bought a DICAPAC, it’s basically a plastic bag/container to put your camera in and it’s supposed to be waterproof. Honestly I never had any problem with that but I think I was very lucky and I won’t do it again. Moreover it was really not handy, really NOT. 
I bought a small Lumix camera (for vacation) that is waterproof and if I had to do it again I would take this camera instead, the resolution is good, it’s really handy (and most importantly I’m not afraid to drown 2,000 euros worth of material for a mediocre result) 
 
 
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There you go! You can see all the picture from the making-of. We actually shoot during the entire afternoon for a few pictures (well yeah I still was a beginner!) and Clara was exhausted eventually (and freezing despite the pots of hot water). I have a really good memory about this shooting session and I think I’d like to do something similar but with more experience, and more perspective on technical difficulties (during spring!)
 
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In the end, when looking back at the pictures two years later, I still find it crazy to a have a result like this just by tinkering with a few thing in the yard.
 
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Check Camille’s work from Délicate Distorison on Facebook or her Website.
 
 Clara has an online book en ligne but you can follow her on Instagram
 

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