Sensuality and Sadness


How I create Emotive Intimate Photographs

Model: Indica Rose
Photographer: Damali Conceptuals

One of my favorite things to do is photograph in abandoned buildings or rehab houses or even rooms that are under construction. There is something captivating about all of that chaos that draws me in every time. So, a friend of mine needed some photos for her upcoming book. She is a struggling artist like us all so I usually only charge her $100. However, she wanted to do the shoot at this property she owns in a VERY hostile and economically disenfranchised city right outside of Philadelphia called Chester. The city is pretty rundown to begin with, however this particular block that she and her husband are rehabbing is exceptionally gifted in its “urban blight”. I leaped at the opportunity to shoot there and in lieu of our usual and customary $100 I asked if I could use the space for some future photo shoots. She agreed and I took my muse Indica Rose to this shoot to capture some different looks mixed in this chaotic space under construction and the urban blight right outside of the walls.

 

EXIF DATA
F-Stop- F/5
Speed: 1/50
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 39MM

 

SOOC or Un-edited Image

 

 

The Queen of Fetish Indica Rose

Model: Indica Rose
Photographer: Damali Conceptuals

 

Basic Edit

The Queen of Fetish Indica Rose

Model: Indica Rose
Photographer: Damali Conceptuals

Final Edit of Images

Sensuality and Sadness is what I titled this blog post because ultimately that was what I wanted to capture the most. There is a certain beauty in chaos, I readily admit. However, there is an even greater sadness in chaos caused by poverty, politics, racism, drugs, and poor education, all of which are elements of Chester PA. I could have captured this boudoir styled shoot in a brighter and more positive aesthetic, like a true boudoir. However, as artists, we are supposed to capture the truth and we are supposed to be true to the environment we are creating in and drawing inspiration from.So the final edits are darker and dramatically edited using textures and light manipulations to feature the shadows more prominently. In my opinion, this causes the images to be more “Emotive Photography” than my usual “intimate” styled photography.

 

The Queen of Fetish Indica Rose

Model: Indica Rose
Photographer: Damali Conceptuals

The Queen of Fetish Indica Rose

Model: Indica Rose
Photographer: Damali Conceptuals

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