Reflections in Decay – Abandoned Portraits 2019

Reflections in Decay – Abandoned Portraits 2019

For my 2019 summer abandoned portraits photoshoot with my (now 12 year old) daughter Victoria I had come up with the idea to utilize mirrors, hopefully old mirrors found in the building that we shoot in every year.

Victoria and I visited the building 2 days before our scheduled shoot date to meet the new owners (an Amish family) and make sure we could obtain their permission to enter and to also scour the building for mirrors.  We ended up finding 4 mirrors but only really needed two of them.

We collected our mirrors and moved them all to a central area and on shoot day I made sure to bring windex and paper towels to make sure the reflections were nice and clear!





But, before we got to the main theme of the 2019 photos and the mirrors, I had one thing to take care of….a continuation of (what I hope to be) and annual photo of Victoria standing in the same place, looking at photos of the previous years pictures.

2014 Portrait

PORTRAITS, Photography, URBAN EXPLORATION, abandoned, abandoned photography, abandoned places, abandoned portraits, beauty in decay, creepy, decay, derelict, freaktography, haunted, haunted places, little girl, little girl lost, rockandrollfreak, urban exploration photography, urban explorer, urban exploring, urbex, white dress

 

2018

Beauty in Decay 2018 by Freaktography and Victoria, PORTRAITS, Photography, URBAN EXPLORATION, abandoned, abandoned photography, abandoned places, beauty in decay, creative child portraits, creative portrait photography, creative portraits, creepy, decay, derelict, freaktography, freaktography and daughter, freaktography and victoria, girl, haunted, haunted places, portrait photography, urban exploration photography, urban explorer, urban exploring, young girl abandoned building

 

2019

Refelctions in decay beauty in decay

 

I also thought a mind trick video would be a fun addition to these!!!




Reflections in Decay – Abandoned Portraits 2019

Now it’s time to see if we can make this mirror concept work, I had never tried it, I had not tested it and I have never seen it used before…it was simply an idea in my head.  In 2018 when we did Levitation Photography, I had done a great deal of research and looked for ideas and inspiration but for this years theme I didn’t want any outside influence or inspiration – I wanted this one to be all me!

It obviously took some time to get the mirrors angled properly and placed in the right parts of the scene, then I had to utilize whatever light sources I had, which were my LED panel lights and Lume Cube’s.

After trying out multiple locations within the building I have settled on these photos as my favourites from the photo session.