woensdag 17 juni 2015

Nel 501

Glasses: Zenni 260817
[L: -11.00; c-1.25 v / R: -11.50; c-1.25 v]

When Nel saw the results of her brief photo shoot in Cyprus, she declared that this was her favorite portrait from the series. The glasses shown here are now out of stock. A number of pictures featuring this remarkable pair as a stand alone object can be seen on top of my previous weblog (More ladies behind crystal veil). The frame does not lend itself to be fitted with thick lenses and Zenni did a great job by beveling the lenses at no extra cost. The effect is reminiscent of myodisc glasses except for the angle of the "carrier lens" which is about 45 degrees.

Dear Nel, it was my privilege to work with you again and I hope to continue doing so until it's time for a wheelchair. Thank you so much, First Lady, for the way you keep inspiring and supporting the project!

Nel 500

Peekaboo.... Another example of fine posing by Lady Nel in striking cat eye glasses. Zenni is always good at picking up new trends, adding a touch of their own. Her renewed acquaintance with the cat eye style inspired Nel to select a classic lavender pair of cat eye glasses for use in daily life. The frame was ordered from Zenni and then sent to ciliaryblue in England to be fitted with progressive lenses. Anyone interested in keeping lots of money in his or her pocket is recommended to give ciliaryblue a try. Their lenses cost about a third of what you pay in a shopping mall and the quality is second to none. When the lavender cat eye glasses arrived, Nel and I were surprised how thin the 1.74 progressive lenses were - only five millimeters and barely sticking out of the frame. The glasses look as if they are only minus six instead of minus twelve. Nel is getting tons of compliments about her new cat eye glasses. Needless to say, the search is now for outfits that match the frame color and style. A polka dot dress from a rockabilly shop would be great - if we can find one in lavender which seems to be out of sync in 2015.

dinsdag 16 juni 2015

Nel 499

Earlier the same day, Nel and I did a brief photo shoot at a swimming pool in Pissouri. Most of these photos suffered from overexposure but this portrait came out great. The "wall of glass" in these cat eye glasses by Zenni catches the light from the model's white outfit.

Nel 498

Glasses: Zenni 282317
[L: -11.00; c-1.25 v / R: -11.50; c-1.25 v / var add 2.50]

Fine encore posing by Nel (aka Lady Lentilux) in a pair of Zenni glasses acquired in 2012. It was our first experience to do a photo shoot with the lively accompaniment of a "concert" by a feline crowd, some ten feet below us. It's safe to say that Cyprus has no shortage of wild cats. I look forward to do more night photography in the future.

Nel 497

Here Nel is giving a fine example of classic posing, reminiscent of the early days of photography when exposure took several minutes. Note the near absence of power rings. caused by the extreme thickness of the lenses. The "wall of glass" catches the light from the sides, creating an effect not unlike that of a myodisc.

Nel 496

Night photography was not something I had in mind when my project started in 2009. The first time I gave it a try was on Bray Beach, Ireland in 2013, due to logistic problems. My schedule was already full when a reaction arrived from a great model (Simona) so we decided to arrange an evening shoot on the beach. Even till this day I consider the final part of that photo shoot (in pitch dark) one of the very best that ever came out of my humble camera. With this in mind I suggested to Nel that we might try our chances on the terrace of a closed restaurant. We both felt naughty invaders when we arrived at the terrace but it was just a brief shoot so why not? The only witnesses were half a dozen wild cats and they were too busy with their peer group to pay any heed to us and the camera.

Nel 495

A fine portrait of First Lady Nel in a gorgeous new outfit crowned with a new hat and one of the most beautiful glasses ever made by Zenni. Her quiet style of posing was facilitated by the fact that the glasses are in her own prescription for long distance. Nel first posed for me way back in 2008 and we soon became a seasoned model - photographer team. Note the nice decoration of the arms. The cat eye frame is available in three different colors.

Nel 494

Of all the "cat eye" style glasses in Zenni's catalog, this is one of the most beautiful pairs. The frame is designed for ladies with a fairly large PD.

Nel 491 - 493

Three "en profil" portraits of my life partner Nel posing in a striking pair of Zenni glasses. Nicknamed "Wall of Glass", this fairly new arrival stands out in several ways. The lenses are no less than 15 millimeters thick at the sides, allowing the model almost exclusive privacy. I ordered the glasses fitted with standard 1.57 lenses but my guess is that Zenni used 1.50 lenses instead.

maandag 15 juni 2015

Nel 490

Photo shoot: February 26th, 2015
Location: Pissouri, Cyprus

Glasses: Zenni 205618
[L: -11.00; c-1.25 v / R: -11.50; c-1.25 v]