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Gold Leaf and Prada Shoes

I’ve recently finished a series of shots of shoes. It started with a pair of nicely shaped, but rainbow coloured vintage shoes I picked up on Ebay. I had shot early last year with the very talented makeup artist Lucy Gibson and was inspired by her use of gold leaf, so used the technique on the shoes.

A gilded shoe is pretty surreal by itself, but I wanted to make the image as abstract as possible so that it wouldn’t be obvious at first glance what it was. Here’s the result:

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Gold Shoes - copyright (c) robert poll - all rights reserved

I then shot a lovely pair of AW09 blue velvet shoes by Miu Miu in a similar style:

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Blue Shoes (Miu Miu) - copyright (c) robert poll - all rights reserved

And finally a very sleek pair of black leather heels by Prada from a season or two ago:

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Black Shoes (Prada) - copyright (c) robert poll - all rights reserved

The shape of the Prada shoe – the squared of profile of the toe, and the shape of the heel were so strong that it seemed unnecessary to show anything else.

The last image started me thinking about whether such a minimal approach could work in a portrait. More on this in my next post…

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