Clarita is Cuban friend living close to us. I was interest in having a dark skinned model because I love the contrast between skin and eyes. When I look at the pictures of other photographers, I am always impressed with the beauty of their shoots of for example afro American models. There is always something special in these pictures.
While talking to Clarity one day we propose to have her modelling for a studio photo session. She is a kind of shy but my wife and I knew that we could make some beautiful pictures of her especially if playing with contrasting colors such as white, red and yellow.
We used only one or two soft boxes with either a dark grey or white background. The make-up was beautifully made by Beamiris. She went for a mild make-up to not overwhelm her face. Rather the make-up was meant to make her eyes popping a bit more.
The various poses were spontaneous and again non-professional models turned out to be great producing shoots. We really enjoy this session and we will forward to more.
See a selection of Clarita pictures here http://fabriziophotos.com/portfolio/claritas-me-and-my-roots/