FLIGHT OF IMAGINATION
I OFTEN THINK IMAGINATION IS TRULY A WONDERFUL THING. ITS AS IF IT HAS A BODY AND SOUL OF ITS OWN. CREATIVITY, ADVENTUROUSNESS, AND SO MUCH MORE SEEP FROM IMAGINATION.
For this spark of inspiration I imagined myself in the woods, but very simplistic, not dependent on a lot of styling. I wanted the imagery to look very natural but also evoke a feeling of something magical.
Drift wood found on a local beach in Owenahincha was used to make the swing.
THE CREATIVE PHOTO & VIDEO SHOOT, CAPTURED BY ANNA GRONIECKA & JAMES CONROY RESPECTIVELY AND PRODUCED BY ME, WAS INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY OF NATURE.
We started preparing for the photoshoot well in advance, talking about the location, wardrobe, makeup, etc. I gave my ideas and told Anna what I needed and she basically took care of it. Anna booked Shkurta Lisa Hasani for the makeup and hair styling. It was my first time working on a creative collaboration and having these creative souls on the team really made a difference.
We split the photo shoot over 2 locations. The first half was allocated to taking creative shots of my artworks on location followed by my artist portraits in a “studio” .
The first photoshoot took place at Castlefreake, which is an enchanting woodland here in West Cork. The studio shoot was taken at my home.
For the photoshoot we decided that wanted to work with the afternoon light and it would be best to arrive at Castlefreake in the late afternoon. The bursts of sunlight created a very nice mood in the forest.
Hair and makeup by Shkurta Lisa Hasani
Getting by with a little help from my family and boyfriend.
Behind the scenes: All the spontaneous moments were not missed.
Having your photos taken for the first time is a nerve wrecking experience, I think this is why I wanted a relaxed portrait session in the comfort of my own home.
As the day went on not only did I become more relaxed about having my photos taken, Anna taught me a few posing tips and now I know what angles and body postures I like to make.
Photography - Anna Groniecka
Videography - James Conroy
James joined us to record a promotional video and a behind the scenes of the day.
The day literally flew by and there would have been so many moments missed if I didn’t have James to capture them beautifully, including the many moments I’m convulsing in laughter. James did a fantastic job on shaping the story of my brand.
Behind the scenes
To arrange a booking with Anna please contact her directly through her website: www.annagroniecka.com