Friday, November 2, 2012

Behind the Scenes - Henna Shoot || Bend Oregon Photographer

The November/December issue of True North Magazine has hit the stands - and I wanted to share how the cover concept came about, along with a few behind the scenes images. 

Annette, editor in chief of True North, had asked for something with hearts and hands to represent charitable giving - and graphic designer Kristi Simmons and I got together to brainstorm concepts, beyond the cliche images that would typically come to mind. After running through all of the cliches, I threw out the idea of henna... as I am a huge fan of the artform, and readily admit my art-crush on Allison Dickerson's work - often calling on Allison for her henna talent before a special event or a little skin flair for a sunny vacation. To be honest, I wasn't sure if anyone would get on board with the concept - but after I shared these first two images from a henna night with Allison when my mom's cousin and her daughter came for a visit, the concept was solidified... and the issue started to take shape.  

Several collaborations, one fun, late-night henna session & several shoots later, the November/December 2012 issue of True North ranks up there with my very favorite issues. I hope you enjoy it as much as I... 

When you're done here - head on over to ISSUU and check out the digital issue!

My "aunt" Ruth's beautiful henna -  celebrating two concepts that came to light during a weekend spiritual retreat – and the inspiration for the True North shoot. 

Annette receives finger details during our late-night Henna-fest!

A bit of fun glitter-flair... 

My henna - with a few finishing details.
True North graphic designer models one of two "Compassion" designs.

Hand model Audrey receives a few colorful details.
A beautiful finished piece of art... 

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