Toxic Goddesses Selkie and Dame Lebeau in “Mardi Gras” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 8th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddesses Dame Lebeau and Selkie
Makeup – Danger Darling
Shot – February 2008

Yet another set that we did at the Conservatory in Oklahoma City.

The background guided the concept behind this shoot. It looked like a window in New Orleans to me. I lit it with that intense yellow and orange light to suggest that the sun was coming up in the morning (I never get too far away from my filmmaking roots). I coupled that with a soft light to the front.

Selkie and Dame Lebeau had just met each other but you’d never know it from these photos, which demonstrates their professionalism. Both models had an extensive dance background that unified them and I took full advantage of. This set succeeds on such a high level because of the dance background they share.

Perfect models, perfect location, perfect lighting make for very good photos. One photo from this particular set was part of the IAO Gallery’s 2008 Biting the Apple Show and it sold too!

I can imagine that both Lebeau and Selkie are going to be miffed that this set didn’t appear AROUND Mardi Gras, but as the cajuns say… c’est la vie.

- Dirk Hooper

Personally, I loved working with Selkie. This was the first time I had the chance to model with a live person. lol…and Selkie is just so gorgeous I couldn’t help but to feel nervous around her.

It gets pretty warm under those modeling lights and being that close to the lovely TG Selkie…I have to admit I did sweat…well, just a little.

- Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau

This shoot was a lot of fun (you can never go wrong with the magnificent Dame LeBeau) and beautifully artistic. I am a huge fan of hers so it was an honor to work with her.

It gave me something to brag about when I got home! ;-) If you aren’t a fan of hers, too… well, just have a look. You will be.

This one is rated as one of my favorite shoots.

- Toxic Goddess Selkie

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