Everything worked out. We got the perfect location. My favorite photographer. Great hairstylist. Super makeup artist. Fantastic stylist. And one of my favorite subjects: Dita Von Teese. It's my third time working with Dita on a Genlux cover. Marc Baptiste shot the first Dita cover—in fact, that was my first time working with Marc—also my favorite photogs (I can have many favorites, right?). BrakhaX2 shot the second cover of Dita. And now, Tracey Morris shot this one!
I requested some snow, and Tracey obliged. She brought in a huge bag o' snow! We sprinkled it on the floor, statues, fireplaces, everywhere! Then, as we were shooting, we threw it on Dita. Like any element that conveys kinetic movement in a photograph—it brings it to life. So whenever possible, we like to add water, wind, fire, movement, and even shadows give a look of energy.
Angel Terrazas was our stylist. He brought a beautiful red Valentino patent leather coat and some great shoes. Dita supplied the lingerie—her own collection that available at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Myer, Figleaves, ASOS, Glamuse, and a bunch of other retailers.
I'll say this a million times, I appreciate that Tracey Morris and hubby Robert bring enough equipment to ALWAYS get the shot—regardless of the lighting situation. They have the scrims, the backdrops, tons of lights, all the goodies to get the shot done right. You won't find a shot done by Tracey Morris that isn't lit perfectly. She always gets it right.