Best of the BEST – Senior Models 2016! Butte Montana photographers

The peeling wallpaper was intricate with swirls, lines and embossing.

A sheen triggers its color and iridescence when seen from the right angle – jumping out from the dusty wall.

The trim with not a single power outlet – just a lone light bulb dangles from the ceiling.

A flashlight and gem from the craft store create an eery pattern on the wall.

The room? The old bedroom of baby seller Gertrude Pitkanen Van Orden in the basement of my studio. Her office was in the building next door, and her story was just told in a recent New York Times article.

These juniors were up for ANYTHING, be it exploring musty & dark rooms, pelting me with sequence, spinning around the room like they were a 3-year old in a flower field, or other random ridiculousness I expected of them to do while I photographed them!

We spent the entire arctic April day in the studio out of the brutal wind and worked every angle of the studio, basement below the studio, hallway outside the studio, and came up with something that looks like we spent the entire day going from building to building!

All clothing from Mirror Mirror.

Makeup by Tasha Hall of Studio 19

 In the Gerty Room
In the Gerty Room

 Old windows salvaged from Butte CPR
Old windows salvaged from Butte CPR
 In the studios basement - one of the old storefront doors. The other side is now paved with no access.
In the studios basement – one of the old storefront doors. The other side is now paved with no access.
 Looking out Hamilton Street with old salvaged windows.
Looking out Hamilton Street with old salvaged windows.
 In the hallway between the studio and the tenants upstairs. The Casey Block Building is thought to have once been a hotel.
In the hallway between the studio and the tenants upstairs. The Casey Block Building is thought to have once been a hotel.
 Flower crown on antique Victorian chair, in front of old tin ceiling torn out of the Sears Building.
Flower crown on antique Victorian chair, in front of old tin ceiling torn out of the Sears Building.
 After THROWING glitter at me, I made her lay in it :)
After THROWING glitter at me, I made her lay in it 🙂
 Gazing out the window.
Gazing out the window.
 LOVE the classic black and red, nude heels, red lipstick on my modern black couch.
LOVE the classic black and red, nude heels, red lipstick on my modern black couch.
 Blue on gold.
Blue on gold.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.