Carla Ten Eyck Revisits the 1920s

©Carla Ten Eyck

©Carla Ten Eyck

With Hollywood attempting to successfully translate Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to the silver screen for the fourth time (or fifth, depending on who is counting), everyone from the fashion industry to photographers around the world are revisiting the fashions of the 1920′s.

Carla Ten Eyck lives and works out of her childhood home in Hartford, Connecticut. Frequently publishing in magazines and on the Web, Ten Eyck also teaches photography workshops. She is currently working on a book featuring editorial shoots from all over the world with stylist Beth Chapman and designer Candice Coppola called The White Dress in Color due in the Fall of 2013. Here are her thoughts regarding a recent Gatsby-inspired photo shoot.

After the jump, she describes a recent shoot in her own words.

©Carla Ten Eyck

©Carla Ten Eyck

With The Great Gatsby opening this month, there have been a slew of Gatsby-inspired shoots online, including a natural light shoot I did for Style Me Pretty. I wanted to have another stab at doing a Gatsby shoot because the fashion, hair and makeup is so stunning and timeless and with the help of some pretty talented friends, we did this shoot just for PocketWizard!

©Carla Ten Eyck

©Carla Ten Eyck

This time around I wanted to have a darker, quieter and more mysterious feel to my shoot, which is pretty opposite to how I typically shoot- normally full of energy, light and emotion. I am really happy with the results and with shaking things up for me visually!

©Carla Ten Eyck

©Carla Ten Eyck

All images we shot with a Nikon D4 / AlienBees 1600 and the PocketWizard Plus lll‘s at my studio in Hartford. All images were lit with the AlienBees off to camera-right with a softbox set at 1/16th power. I had a reflector on the left to kick back a bit of light.

  • Beauty by Amy Fiordilysi
  • Hair by Catie Bane
  • Styling by Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
  • Gowns by Ivy & Aster

You can see more of Carla’s work at her site, or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Her Instagram handle is c10ike.

 

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