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Blizzard Portraits by Joey Lawrence Depicts Harsh Weather

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: joeyl and behance.net
With polar vortex after polar vortex this winter season, the images in the Blizzard Portraits series could have easily been captured in a real snow storm. Instead, they were fabricated in studio to great effect. Dark, dramatic and full of suspenseful adventure, the Blizzard Portraits nevertheless look as though they were shot in a real harsh weather conditions. Yet there is a cinematic quality that does give each still a staged aesthetic.

The Blizzard Portraits were shot by Joey Lawrence, a Canadian photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Using a snow machine and a cloudy grey backdrop, the images look real enough. Starring three different models, each one appears to be handling the bad weather in their own way, albeit they are all clad in warm hooded parkas with fur trimming.