Milk & Silk: Gentle Maternity Photoshoot

Milk & Silk: Gentle Maternity Photoshoot

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I love experimenting and looking for something new, and these are the results of a new milky technique, perfect for a gentle maternity photoshoot.

Experimenting is fun and it not only keeps artist’s portfolio fresh and diverse but also exercises his vision and discharges creativity. A very special venture for me as an artist was starting to combine baby photography with my own drawings. For one engagement session, I converted my photography into a storyline presented in a comics style. My now-established underwater photography once started as a daring experiment; it is now very popular among my maternity clients with a recent example of an artwork reminiscent of a Renaissance painting.

Water is certainly not a foreign environment for me but this gentle maternity photoshoot presented me with an opportunity to try something new with it—a milk bath to depict an ethereal and tender feel. This young lady is a friend of legendary Shannon and in fact, they have the same roots in Zorz Studios chronicles. One day, they combined their boudoir sessions into one day, got a hotel room, invited our good mutual friends and makeup artists Charles and Anne, and had a full day of tasteful creativity. Here’s her photo book spread:

Boudoir Marathon 2015: What the Girls Want | Zorz Studios (2)

Funny thing, and I only noticed it as I started to write this blog, today’s blog cover again features her as a double. What a curious coincidence… And another point: I let myself play a bit with Photoshop collaging (i.e. double exposure) in this project, something I do not do a lot other than for commercial clients. Perhaps I need to do more.

A little side note: I have to be brief in this blog because of the very tight schedule in the final days before I go on a 23-day-long trip to India to shoot two weddings and some art projects in Rajasthan. It will be quite a trip covering the country south to north and I prepared a cool way for you to follow my steps as I update my brand new travel journal on PolarSteps platform (if you are looking for any travel journal suggestions, I made an extensive research to help me and you pick one). Come join my adventures, thrills, and mishaps… as my previous trips to India had proven to be full of. :)

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Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.

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