Experimenting with poses for her introductory photo
Hair in her face... darn wind
She's so pretty... =)
I believe this is the one I eventually submitted.
This was a tricky one. The round was called Spooky, so I wanted to do something on the creepy side but culturally and historically appropriate. I decided to do "La Llorona."
La Llorona is a Mexican folk legend about a woman who drowns her own children to get a man, but he spurns her anyways. In a fit of sorrow, she kills herself, but when she gets to heaven they tell her she can't come in without her children. Her spirit is said to walk the earth still looking for her babies.
That was all well and good, but I could not figure out how to stage this shot.
I don't have a river, so I used a friend's pool. But the concrete didn't seem terribly New Mexico in 1824...
So, all out of other ideas, I (badly) photoshopped grass onto the concrete. And in case you can't read the writing there, that says "La leyenda de La Llorona."
This was for the science round. I did Josefina as a curandera, with some fresh herbs and whatnot.
This shot was pretty easy... I just had to decide which angle I liked best and all that.
Just for the record, these are Josefina's supplies. A real mortar and pestle, a basket full of herbs and leaves (rosemary, mint, rose, etc), and a bottle of dried herbs.
This was for the Shape round. I wanted to do a silhouette, but it took me a while to get it right. But I ended up with some pretty pictures while I was trying.
Here we go.
This is the one I submitted.
Just for fun, I took this pic of her that day because I liked the outfit. Felicity was kind enough to lend her friend the skirt.
Hair in her face again. I can't believe I didn't notice that before I snapped the pic! I love her hair, but it is a bit prone to flyaways.
For the solo round. This would have been an okay shot had it not been for my car in the background. Yes, it's pretty old (1961!) but not period appropriate by any stretch.
Better. Josefina is reading Nina one of Mama's favorite dichos from the cuaderno.
I couldn't decide what to do for the last round (s'anything goes), so I decided to take a pretty pic of Josefina in my yard.
She's so gorgeous! It takes me by surprise sometime.
I sort of decided to do a Pride and Prejudice picture at this point. Josefina makes a lovely Lizzy Bennet!
This was the pic I submitted, complete with a P&P quote that fits Josefina as well as it fits Lizzy.