Eli & Nadya

Venue: My place, Sofia

Lens: Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4

Music: Coldplay – Yellow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNxeF4KMsY)

After some thought on how to design it logistically, I managed to convert my apartment into a sort of amateur photo studio with the help of a piece of wire used for hanging clothes, a large bed sheet and a few fluorescent lamps. So this post marks my first (and hopefully not last) series of home-made studio photos. It is also the first post in which I decided to include only black and white photos (with the obvious exception of the picture on top) following the suggestions of several of you.

As you already read the title my first models in my new home studio were Eli and Nadya, but probably you didn’t immediately realize they are actually twin sisters. Eli has straight hair and is the more outspoken, while Nadya has curly hair and is the shy twin. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that most of the photos you’ll see are with Eli only. Here they come.

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Eli arrived first at my place and was well prepared with various clothes that we could experiment with, so we started with some urban style.
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And then tried some shots with the “Babe” t-shirt.
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Then also Nadya arrived so we tried some group photos..
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and some photos of Nadya only, but she got bored with posing much faster than her sister.
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So Eli changed into a new outfit with an artsy and was ready for more posing.

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At some point we decided to use my guitar as a prop. I tried to show Eli some chords so that she could pose more realistically, and this one is supposed to be E minor.
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But eventually we decided we can make good photos without her pretending to play.
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I also have a small drum that I bought as a souvenir from somewhere, so Nadya decided to join the band and make some noise.
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We also tried some more serious expressions, but switched back to more playful shots like the photo on top.
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Soon Nadya got tired from posing so we tried some more shots with Eli. Here I suggested her to do “the scream” of Edvard Munch as I like him a lot.
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And we finished off the photo shoot with some more fashion style poses.
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25 thoughts on “Eli & Nadya

  1. Beautiful photos. Nice ones with the guitar and other props. I really like these, nice post. If you would follow me or check out my blog I would greatly appreciate it. Either way thank you for your inspirational post. -bel

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  2. Kudos, Kirilson, for a compelling set of photos. I was especially drawn to the one of Eli wearing the hat on her head and a pensive look on her face. That soulful gaze straight into the camera is striking. P.S. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray, when you’re able to visit, that you’ll find the posts meaningful!

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