We recently got an email from someone named Saša. She (turns out its a he) wanted to hire us for a photo project. He gave us his website info and after checking it out, we immediatly said yes.
Saša makes masks (amongst other things). He designs them on the computer, then free hand cuts the masks out of various kinds of paper and attaches the pieces to the subjects faces… kind of X-men looking in a way.
Saša is an ACAD grad and was visiting Calgary via Japan on his way to Belgrade. Regardless, he had time to do some photos and wanted to shoot some of his masks on location as opposed to in studio. We met for coffee and hit it off. It turns out he googled Alberta photographers and we showed up second behind a portrait photographer. We are glad he picked us! The masks kind of scream fashion but he was adamant that he didn’t want a fashion photographer. We are pretty glad of that too.
He gathered up some of his friend’s kids and we spent two days shooting in Fish Creek Park. The kids were very patient as Saša attached the pieces one by one. We shot the boy against the tree first and noticed and loved how he placed his feet, the same for the blonde in the trees. Just some of the subtleties we noticed when picking the finals. We just found out they won an award in an international photography annual, but more on that in a future blog post.
For now, some behind the scenes stuff and the finals images.