Paying attention to little discoveries and visual treats can lead to beautiful images. It's incredible how many reflections exist around us all of the time, sometimes I focus on the reflections but for this particular shoot the reflections were out-of-focus, providing a magical layer of bokeh across the model giving the illusion of a double exposure.
Yet, there's no double exposures or photoshop tricks (beyond toning, dodging and burning etc.) in any of these images. Enjoy!
Stringed Lights and Plexiglass
by Jake Garn
While visiting Kelli's place in downtown Salt Lake City I watched her take a framed poster off the wall to do some repairs (she hated how she wrote one of the words). She dismantled the plastic frame and set the plexiglass on her bed and it didn't take long before I noticed the the reflections of the various lights atop her mattress. (Pictured right)
Kelli is always one to recognize a great idea so when I asked her to lay underneath the plastic she was kind enough to oblige. Using a large aperture, and focusing on her turned the reflections of small lights into beautiful bokeh that seemed to float all around her, like magic!
These results are from shooting on two separate nights.
Model: Kelli Mallory | Photographer: Jake Garn
Censored - More from the Shoot Additional Images from this shoot, if artistic nudity offends you please do not proceed.