A few blog posts ago I introduced the first image in the next segment of my Dreamscapes series – Catching Dreams. The rest of that 5 photo series is now finished and ready to share. This has been one of the most invigorating projects I’ve had in a while, and I’m quite pleased with the final set of photos.
To catch you up on the project, the following excerpt about the series is from the prior Catching Dreams post:
“The difference between reality and a dream is almost indistinguishable. The ability to fly, talk to dolphins, or see fairies is not questioned and can and does really happen, every day. The possibilities are limitless. Hours are spent with just a butterfly net and an empty jar.”
Creating this series has been a wonderful adventure. This is a concept that I’ve always wanted to realize – bringing childhood dreams to life. However, this series brought new challenges in the execution. Every single finished image in this collection combines at least 5 or more separate photos. Our dedication to perfection ensured that the multiple night scenes, which were shot across three different countries, all blended together seamlessly. Part of that challenge was creating a consistent style and source of lighting for each photograph, no matter if we were in France, Mexico, or Italy. Also quite notable – three of these images consist of 2 children at play together, but at no point during this shoot were those children in the same place at the same time – it’s just crazy when I think about it.
Carrying out an idea like this takes a lot of talent and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing team. Dorothy Howard has been my creative partner from concept to execution through every phase of this series. Natalie Ogura has done an incredible job helping, from conceptual enhancement to the styling of all the photos. Kyle Peterson and Jennifer Sanderson have been indispensable concerning the monumental task of post creative compositing and digital retouching.
As this portion of the series comes to completion, I’m excited to see what will spring from my imagination next.
So, enjoy the series and reflect on your own dreams.