Introducing Sara, a singer/model/musician. There’s a lot to like about Sara’s show, especially her powerful smoking and liking for Marlboro Red 100s, enjoy it all now!
And one I thought we lost but has been rescued, the power smoking Italian beauty Lucy. This one took longer than the Mona Lisa but is so much better than that (lol in my opinion) especially her smoking
Get both these smoking videos in the new “What’s New” title section of Women Smoking Culture
I'm not sure if we will see any more of Lucy, as this was filmed quite some time ago last year, and the photog has moved on since to many other ladies. The initial shoot was more-or-less a wash-out. It was mainly filmed outdoors with the wind blowing her hair in her face and the slow blown away, and there was only one great shot on a flight of steps worth anything from the whole shoot. But then this basement scene appeared and I thought she put so much effort into it, that it would be a shame to throw this out.
The original footage was very off colour, basically completely yellow. I spent a lot of time trying to put back the original colours and softening the textures, and then I added a thick blue filter to enhance the blacks and give that dreamy glossy look. Steve then added a final fix with a tool called Beauty Box, which took away some very noticable features on here face, and this restored everything back to a standard.
I am very happy with the way the video turned out, even though Steve rarely goes 'Dark', I think this shows this aspect of Womens Smoking Culture and its a broad field in itself.
edit: ok, I've just gone back to watch the 'steps' scene and included a still. It is truely great but the scene only lasts 3mins, so would need something added and things slowed down to fill the time and give the best value for money. What do you think?
I prefer the ultra slow motion technique to deliver poetry in motion, while Steve prefers the replay method of looping the same footage in a few times over. Which do you prefer, or does it depend??
Wow, this is the first day I logged in to find no comments on any threads. I'll post the latest news shortly, but in the meantime just a quick update for fans of Lucy.
In my post above, I hinted it may be possible to bring back Lucy perhaps, as I found the old footage. Having gone though it all again, it seems I was half right the first time, in that most of the scenes are a wash-out and nothing much survives. I got very excited seeing three great exhales, and one is in the photo above, but three terrific exhales do not make for a terrific 7 mins of action, so it is more than likely this will never see the light of day.
I will post what I have off to Steve in a few days even though he has already said not to bother. With clips like these, it is often great to hold on until there are lots of clips which never make a full show, and make a montage with lots of model clips. But when a model is only good for a few shots, its not worth paying for the full shoot, so the baby tends to get thrown away with the bathwater.