vrijdag 14 maart 2014
Mother Juliana supporting her rejected, angry daughter after the audition:
"The atmosphere was cold. They said, don't call us, we'll call you.... And I feel that it had to do with my glasses"
"Don't worry, dear. There is nothing wrong with the way you look in your glasses. And there's a rumor that a different company is thinking about doing a contemporary version of Strangers on a Train"
This magnificent double portrait of mother and daughter Juliana in "myodisc" glasses by Zenni marks the end of their photo shoot. Mother and daughter Juliana are the 55th and 56th Ladies behind Crystal Veil.
(a word of thanks to both models will be added quite soon)
The actress inherited her strong myopia from her mother, a highly supportive lady waiting for her daughter in the alley at the side of the studio. To make things worse for the actress, some journalists and photographers appear, asking her questions about the outcome of the test in the studio....
Imagine a young actress going to an audition, wearing her strong glasses instead of contact lenses. The subject was not raised during the test but the actress felt a lack of response....
Daughter Juliana is wearing another pair of Zenni glasses with lenses of minus twelve. The lenses of this pair are flattened at the edges, creating a myodisc effect.
donderdag 13 maart 2014
Some black and white versions of photos from this series of mother and daughter Juliana in identical glasses by Zenni. The frame is available in red but also in blue-black so these photos give an impression of what the black version looks like. A different feel - but equally beautiful. For comparison: both glasses were also used in a duo shoot with identical twins Nathalie and Kimberley, about one year ago (second weblog).
The only difference between both Zenni glasses is the power of the lenses. Mother Juliana's glasses have lenses with a Rx of minus eight - strong by contemporary street standards and more or less the upper limit of what is seen with some frequency in the Netherlands. Daughter Juliana's glasses are circa minus twelve and ladies with this prescription is rarely seen in the streets, let alone in this beautiful "myodisc" version. Zenni did this additional work on the lenses without charging any extra cost. Hat off for both models and for Zenni!
woensdag 12 maart 2014
The Zenni glasses shown here by daughter Juliana have progressive lenses. They were sent to me by Stephan from Bavaria, one of my favorite photographers. Again, great posing by Juliana. The grey walls of the alley were helpful to create a natural look in the model's eyes - no matter what prescription, there is no information on such walls. Having said that, what I like best in this portrait is the mood created by Juliana.
dinsdag 11 maart 2014
Five years ago, the black hipster glasses made an end to the retro era. Zenni did not immediately zoom in but when they did in 2011, they produced this striking frame. It was sold out all too fast and never came back in their catalog. Zenni came with many other frames in the style but this pair is still their best effort so far. The glasses were liked by many models who posed for me (e.g. Margriet 104, Léonne 179, Christien 112, Melissa 129) and here daughter Juliana adds a new dimension in her own inimitable way.
maandag 10 maart 2014
Mother and daughter Juliana posing in their next Zenni glasses with lenses of minus eight, giving the observer no clue that these are not their own glasses. Wonderful, credible posing by both models, especially their eye contact with the photographer. Hat off for both models!
Mother and daughter Juliana landed quite well in the ephemeral world of higher myopia, minus eight. Their glasses are categorized by Zenni as "cat eye style". There is a touch of the cat eye style in the glasses shown by daughter Juliana and the style suits her well. Mother Juliana is posing in what may be best described as "giant cat eye glasses", designed for ladies with a large PD (67 - 77). The vintage cat eye glasses of the 1950's and early 1960's were much smaller. Zenni currently makes a fine contribution to the efforts seen elsewhere to reintroduce the style. Great!