ASMP gallery show requirement: ROPE. My immediate idea: Wonder Woman and her lasso of truth!
It's no surprise that I immediately thought of Wonder Woman when they announced that this year's ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) Object Show's ...er, object... was rope. I've been a comic book collector since I was a kid, and have been known to do some geek-themed photos in the past. I'd been wanting to do a shot like this for awhile, so when they announced the show, I decided now was a good of time as any to do it.
My lovely wife Monica volunteered to be the model for this shot. We ordered bits and pieces of the costume through Amazon.com because none of the Halloween costumes that you can buy seemed to be all that great. (surprise, surprise)
Once we had the wardrobe figured out, all I needed to worry about was the lasso. I bought some cheap yellow rope, but wanted to be able to shape it how I wanted, so I also picked up some wire, and fed it all the way through the rope to make it more stiff and be able to pose it.
We intended on just taking the shot of Wonder Woman up in sky, but just before we wrapped on the shoot, I decided to quickly switch the lighting around and so some more simple dramatic shots... and ended up liking them too!
So here are the two final shots. Somehow, I have a feeling these won't be the last of my comic book inspired shoots!