It’s been so long since I’ve put together an actual shoot. I had so much fun with this one; I actually didn’t get the idea for the shoot until I met up with Ty and I saw her outfit against the scenery of our location. I immediately thought of Halle Berry’s character in my favorite book ” Their Eyes Were Watching God”. The image actually came from the movie created based on the book.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie experiences three relationships that helped her to better understand love, power, domination, inequality and discrimination by the end of the story. In the beginning of the movie, Janie is wearing white dress when she see’s Johnny Taylor and sis decides to run up and kiss him and gets caught by her grandma. (see my mood board below)
I had so much fun creating these and even more fun editing them; below is a collection of my favorite images from the shoot. Let me know what you think in the comments and if you’d like to see more BTS posts like this.
My Favorite Quotes From Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neal Hurston:
“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.
“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.”
“She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.”