"What we play is life" - Louis Armstrong
Stella Maris is so multi talented. She has rising music/singing career and also does modelling. When I wanted to do a vintage jazz singer shoot, I could think of no one else, but Stella to model for me.
I also knew the perfect location was the Princes Gate, an historical building which is a hotel and restaurant in Rotorua. They also have a grand piano.
Lighting was a speedlight in a softbox to get a music spotlight effect.
Camera was a Canon 70d with a 24-105mm lens.
The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.
- Louis Armstrong -