Before the snow came, I was in a creative rut….this often happens in the dead of winter. With the help of an insanely talented friend, her beautiful daughter Faith, and the never-disappointing backdrop of Nashville, the place we call home, this concept was born.
Faith dressed as Effie Trinket for Halloween and as soon as I saw her costume, hair and makeup (all the brainchild of my bestie Elizabeth), I knew this was going to go down at some point. Factor in a 60-degree January day, one that was dark and gloomy which is EXACTLY the mood I was shooting for… oh, it was on.
We headed to one of my favorite spots in Nashville to shoot.
If you’ve read the Hunger Games, or have seen the movie, you’ll be familiar with some of the ‘districts’. Good ol’ Effie made the rounds to go searching for her victims for the next round of games.
Our first stop was District 8. The textile district. What better way to bring this to life than to shoot along the INCREDIBLE mural by Jason Woodside. His artistry is mesmerizing and I had to force myself to leave this wall.
As you can see, Faith assumed the role pretty perfectly. Although, if I say so myself, she’s 100x more amazing than the character itself. Faith is a natural born leader and takes direction so well. We have another shoot up our sleeve that follows a similar theme… any guesses?
The odds were definitely in our favor to go out and find some more incredible places to shoot. I know I say it all the time, but I love Nashville with all my heart. It has been so good to me, and I am forever grateful.
District 6. Transportation District.
The contrast of the gloomy sky and surroundings and the incredible color pop of her character made me pretty darn happy.
It was time to head to the 12th District, the least fortunate of them all.
It was time to creep into The Seam of the 12th district. The underground. Thankfully, Effie had her twinkling lights to lead her through all that darkness.
After all the gloominess she could take, she headed back to the Capitol, the place where she belonged.
Maybe, just maybe, their world would be different some day.
Little did we know that a hero had been following us on our journey, and was about to rise up from the world as it was. To change things; to shake things up.
Until then, Effie would go back to her little world and enjoy things just as they were.
Stay tuned for my “Starlight, Starbright” mini sessions coming at the end of this month!