A Shade of Red
Our guest blogger this week is the multi-talented Alyson Fox, author of A Shade of Red. Let us know what you think of Alyson’s project and arresting photographs by leaving a comment—we’ll be giving away a copy of the book to a random lucky commenter next week.
I started the project in 2008. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and I was thinking about projects I wanted to work on when I got back. I wanted to do a photography series to get behind the camera again. I shoot all of my styled shots for my jewelry and things but I really wanted to do a series of photography that was different from that. I have my undergrad degree in photography. I decided I wanted to shoot portraits because so much of my other work is non identity based and I thought it would make me a better photographer to capture someone’s expression in an interesting way and focus on an identity. I tend to work in a series so I wanted there to be a common thread to the project/photos. That is when lipstick popped into my head. I did not think too much about all the connotations of lipstick, and red lipstick at that, until after I started shooting. The project really took on a life of itself—far beyond my wildest dreams. It was such an incredible collaboration to be a part of.
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