STORYTIME! Yes, that is snow, yes I am naked from the hips up, and yes, it was just as cold as you would think! That said, I did have fleece lined leggings, fuzzy socks, and my wintriest boots on just out of shot!
I had an antler shot in my head for a while, I was just lacking the antlers! Then, by some miracle, a dear friend Tara had a set and offered them to be to borrow for a prop! Because they were on lend, I could add the copious amounts of glitter that I had originally in my head, but the butterfly worked out just as well for the overall tone of this shot.
While I do tend to do silly things in cold weather for photos, I am always more prepared than it seems- The shoots are typically either done in one 7ish minute burst, or 1-3 multiple bursts of 3 minutes, with warm coats and hot water bottles and warm drinks in between! I’m not -always- as nude as I look, and the art of being sneaky is something I’ve mastered!
This particular shot took less than 5 minutes to get, once my back hit the snow! We scouted in my favourite place, and found the perfect spot! I cheated of course because I didn’t actually want to die, and lined up the shot before I got down there, then trusted my precious boy with recreating the angle I had set out for, and of course he did it perfectly!
I have this glorious ability to go completely straight faced and calm despite the harsh cold conditions I was subjecting my body to. The faces and expressions prior to this shot were absolutely hysterical, but when scrolling through the back of the camera it’s like a switch from the ‘ermagherd’, to the hibernating, peaceful creature seen here. When doing this sort of thing, it’s ‘anything for the shot’, and ‘the quicker I get the expression I need, the quicker I can stick my cold body in my warm car with my butt warmer on full tilt’. ❤
Kit Sora: The Artobiography
A stunning, hundred-plus page hardcover collection of over 80 of Kit Sora’s most ambitious photographs, paired with short fiction inspired by the art by Canada’s best authorial talents. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Sparkes, USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Barbour, and Bestselling Author Amanda Labonté.
Words © 2018 Kit Sora. Image © 2018 Kit Sora.