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#2 – Portrait of a Lady
What Virtue didn’t tell him were about her Vices…
It all starts with a portrait and digresses from there into murder, trial, and trying to pull oneself out from one’s misdeeds. (As evidenced by the husband drinking away what he doesn’t want to admit, until it boils over)
The portrait in this film is a brilliant narrative device, though only seen in the beginning – to me the painter creates a woman yet unseen.
Behind the Scenes:
Photographer – Lisa Stock
Assistant Photographer – JoAnn Sheppe
Cast – Samuel Aaron Simmons
Well, this was a fun one. We spent a good portion of the shoot having Aaron throw glasses of water at me in hopes of catching it mid-stream. Even though I did – it’s not the take I used for the final image.
Aaron has a good way of conveying a multitude of thoughts in one expression. It will all add up of course, but we can’t have him force any feelings into one frame or they would have nowhere to build.
Up Next: Blackmail (1929)