The word mime is derived from an ancient Greek word which means “imitator or actor”. Mime developed into a theatrical form in ancient Greece. When Rome conquered Greece it adopted this form of theater as means of entertainment. From there it took root in the Middle Ages as performers donned comical masks and exaggerated acting styles in order to draw attention to themselves.
I based my photo shoot on mimes. When I think of mimes; comedy and white gloves are the first 2 things that pop into my mind. So I decided to use over sized cartoon gloves to serve as the props. Then I went with the more traditional white gloves and let the model express himself as he saw fit while letting the gloves frame his actions.
Had a great time this past weekend shooting Tash. As the time grew closer to our shoot date she became increasingly nervous. She felt that she would just stand there with a goofy smile on her face staring into the camera. After some early jitters she settled into a groove with some subtle coaching and suggestions. She was truly a pleasure to work with. We ended up having a great time and she was excited at the end of the shoot.