Dior Inspired Fashion Editorial with a Tulle Gown and an Outdoor Studio

About the Dior and Paolo Roversi Inspired Charleston SC Fashion Editorial

This shoot was inspired by the ethereal and mysterious beauty created by Paolo Roversi in his work with Dior in the 1970s. He had a brilliant way of creating something beautiful and timeless, while adding elements and techniques to make viewers question it's sense of realism. I worked with model, Emily Jo, and a blue/teal tulle gown by Cassb By Design in an outdoor incarnation of my portrait and fashion photography studio, Studio Sixty Reid

fashion editorial by charleston fashion photography studio brian d smith at studio sixty reid with girl in teal tulle gown and savage muslin backdrop inspired by dior

Fashion Editorial Location, Set Design and Styling 

This set was constructed outdoors, in my driveway in fact, of my Charleston SC Portrait Studio and Editorial Fashion Studio, Studio Sixty Reid. The set was meant to echo something simple, but surreal, with elements that looked out of place while strangely blending in. The backdrop extends tall, while blending into the surrounding foliage. The houses standing tall on either side give a sense of familiarity to the location while again drawing questions as to the purpose of the set's existence. Adding in elements from my home that are a bit mismatched and strangely placed, I wanted to create something just strange enough to be high fashion. 

teal tulle gown in a charleston sc fashion editorial at studio sixty reid inspired by dior and paolo roversi

Equipment Used for the Charleston SC Fashion Editorial

I photographed this editorial using my Sony a7iii and adapted Leica Summilux-m 50mm F1.4 lens (my favorite digital combination). I tend to shoot most of my work on film, but have found this combination quite a joy to shoot and gets me close to the look of my film imagery. Sometimes I prefer digital for fashion work because it affords me the opportunity to shoot more to catch the imperfect and in between moments that often end up being my favorite. The backdrop is a 10'x24' dark grey muslin backdrop from Savage Universal. 

ethereal paolo roversi and dior inspired fashion editorial by fashion photographer brian d smith photography in charleston sc

charleston sc fashion and portrait studio sixty reid by brian d smith photography with model in tulle dress gown

Learn more about Brian D Smith Editorial Photography and Studio Sixty Reid

I have portrait studios in Charleston South Carolina and Traverse City Michigan, but am constantly traveling around the country and world in search of new faces and unique backdrops.

Brian D Smith Photography Editorial Portfolio and Information

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If you are inspired by what you read, I'd love to invite you to reach out about the photography services I offer. My guarantee is that you won't find a photographer that cares more about you and your story than I. I'm endlessly passionate about telling stories on film and pushing the boundaries of art in editorial and portrait photography. I'd be thrilled to work for you and document your story, wedding or business in Charleston South Carolina, Northern Michigan, or any destination abroad.

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