“The Restless Soul” by Rodney Young

PHOTOS BY RODNEY YOUNG

FEATURING MASHA

BY PROFESSION, I MAINLY SHOOT FASHION, EDITORIAL AND BEAUTY.  BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I LIKE TO THINK/SHOOT OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE.  I ONCE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH A MODEL AND SHE SHARED THE THOUGHT THAT, THE COMFORT ZONE IS NOT WHERE THE MAGIC ALWAYS HAPPENS.  SO WHEN I APPROACHED MASHA, THE MODEL, ABOUT THIS IDEA, SHE WAS ALL FOR IT BEFORE I EVEN GAVE A DESCRIPTION OF THE OVERALL CONCEPT OR FEEL FOR IT.  I TEND TO WORK WITH A LOOSE CONCEPT OR IDEA OF HOW THE FINAL PRODUCT WILL LOOK AS WELL AS BE PERCEIVED BY THE VIEWERS.  SHE AND I HASHED OUT THOUGHTS AND CAME UP WITH, (A RESTLESS SOUL)…

THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE SERIES WAS THAT THE SUBJECT WAS IN A FIELD OF WHITE, OR DREAMLIKE SETTING.  I WANTED THE MOVEMENTS AS WELL AS THE EXPRESSION, TO SHOW WHAT WAS ON THE MIND.  WHETHER THAT BE BEING KEPT AWAKE DUE TO NAUGHTY THOUGHTS OR A LONGING FOR SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT IS NOT THERE.  I WANTED MASHA TO COMPLETELY, (MENTALLY), BE THE PERSON EXPERIENCING THOSE THOUGHTS, THOSE FEELINGS.  AS IT TURNS OUT THERE WERE ALSO GLIMPSES OF DESIRE IN SOME OF HER EXPRESSIONS AND MOVEMENTS.  THIS MADE IT A BIT DIFFICULT IN THE SELECTION PROCESS TO SHOWCASE TO THE VIEWERS.  WE WANTED THE FINAL PRODUCT TO GIVE THE VIEWER NOT ONLY SOMETHING TO LOOK AT, BUT ALSO SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE THEM CREATE, IN THEIR OWN MINDS, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN GOING ON EITHER IN THE SCENE OR IN HER HEAD.


THIS WAS A GREAT COLLABORATION, AS NOT ONLY DID IT GET ME OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE, BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS ME TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT STYLES OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND SEE HOW MAYBE I COULD USE THEM IN MY NORMAL SHOOTING.

PHOTOGRAPHER:

@rdystudios

www.rodneyyoung.com

facebook.com/rodney.young.94

MODEL

@petite_ukrainian

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