Thanks to SupernatReal Jet, we have two models in today's update features. Jet pulled double duty as model and photographer but she also brought along newcomer, SupernatuReal Eden.
Eden has been wearing her her hair natural for three years and normally rocks a beautiful purple fro hawk. Unfortunately, there was a little miscommunication and she wore her hair in a protective style for this shoot. But no need to worry. When she and Jet link up again, I'm going to try and set up another shoot with her so that you can see that beautiful hair hair of hers.
Jet had this to say about the shoot…"I wanted to shoot with another model to challenge myself as both an amateur photographer & model. I wanted to see if I could successfully work with someone else. I think I achieved it. When I was planning the shoot, I realized I had matching tops & thigh socks of opposite colors. Eden just so happen to have the matching panties, so I went with it..."
"...I wanted the shoot to be very simple with black, grey & white shades so that our skin tones would come out in the forefront. As for lighting, I used 2 lamps I have in my room. No special lighting equipment. I also decided to have my TV on, because once in a while, a nice blue color would appear and compliment both our skin tones, and I think the overall shoot has a warm feel of two friends having a sleepover.The only difficulties with the shoot was setting up the overhead shots. But I planned for it and everything turned out great! I hope I get to do more self shot sets with other models in the future. "
It had been a while since SupernatuReal Jet made her debut on the site and I, like many of you, eagerly awaited her return. When she told me she had a new image set to share, I couldn't wait to see what she'd come up with. Like before, Jet acted as both artist and muse and she did not disappoint with the work she created.
The location she chose this time was a bit bigger, giving her more room to explore. Her hair, poses, and the way her loose fitting gray top hung off of her shoulders had her looking like Jennifer Beals in that old 80's dance movie. If you get the chance Google her name and "Flashdance" and see if you agree.
With each pose, her hair changed slightly, making it seem almost alive. She challenged herself for this set by using mostly natural light. Her shoot must have started around sunset because she had less and less light to work with as the set progressed. She still managed to create some beautiful images despite all the challenges. Hopefully we will see more from this beautiful and talented woman in the future.
When you check out her set you'll see that she's a great model as well as an awesome photographer. I can't help but think how much she looks like a young Angela Davis. And not just her hair. Her lips and the shape of her face are similar to the activist. You all agree or nah?
Anyway, Jet had this to say about her hair, " I've been natural since February 2013. I realized everything I was told about my hair was wrong. Having to relax, straighten or tie my hair back, because my type of hair was problematic and unacceptable. I was born with this hair. It's beautiful and lovely. Going natural has been a very freeing experience. " Keep an eye out for more work from Jet soon!