dinsdag 28 juni 2016
"Hush, hush, don't tell anyone at home that I will soon be getting my first pair of glasses!"
This fine portrait marks the end of another great, remarkable photo shoot. It's my first theme shoot ever about a young lady in search of her first pair of glasses. So what you just read is a fiction story based on a real life situation. Xenia is the 74th Lady behind Crystal Veil.
Xenia, it was such a pleasure to work with you! It was immediately clear from your great portfolio and website that you are a highly experienced model who has what it takes to produce a great photo shoot. Needless to say, I was delighted when you reacted straightaway on my casting call for Athens. Motivation is always important and in our correspondence it soon turned out that you had a special motivation to do a photo shoot in prescription glasses. You were just about to have your eyesight tested and it looked like you were in need of your first pair of prescription glasses. When you sent me your prescription, it dawned to me that a nice story line could be written along with the documentary of your photo shoot. We were really fortunate that your not exactly everyday prescription turned out to be almost identical to that of a great model who posed for me in 2009 and who kindly gave me all her old glasses after undergoing surgery. This lucky coincidence was the missing link in the story line I had in mind. When we met in Alimos, my first impression of you was that you are a cheerful young lady but I was not prepared for the full gamut of expressions you had in store when we started the photo shoot. It was quite easy for me to lead you in the directions needed for the story line. A hint or a simple question here and there was enough. On top of that you surprised me with expressions and examples of gorgeous posing that did not require any hints from my side. You really lived the role of a young lady in search of her first pair of glasses. It really all went all by itself, from the first eye test to the posing in the four glasses with the right prescription. The presence of your life partner Stavros contributed greatly to your posing in a number of pictures. It also gave me the opportunity to work side by side with a professional photographer - a new experience to me but a welcome experience. Stavros left the directions entirely to me. It was nice to hear his feedback of each new pair of glasses that landed on your nose. This goes especially for the final part in which strong glasses way beyond your own prescription were used. Your posing in these strong glasses was second to none, showing your excellent imagination and acting capacity. Small wonder that your photo shoot was very well received. You even got the credit that you would have made a perfect cast as an actress for Alfred Hitchcock. It's a bit late for that but the sender definitely had a point. And last but not least, you broke a long standing record by bringing in the amazing amount of 8719 page views within 24 hours. The previous record, established in 2011, stood at nearly 6000 page views. It's great to know that I'm not alone in my appreciation for the great work you did during our three hours at the seaside in Alimos. Xenia, thank you so much for a wonderful experience with marvelous results, and who knows, till next time....
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