Inspiration comes from different ways.
This shoot was inspired by the old musical instruments i saw at my son’s Edwards piano teacher house. He has antique violins, pianos, cellos and some instruments I never saw in my life before.
So putting shyness to one side i finally approached him with the request to lend us an instrument -and model for me for a portrait. He laughed the idea of modelling off (which is the shame, as he would make a perfect 18th century maestro with his long grey hair), but gave me the old cello for the shoot, stringed and set up in the last minute:))
Originally it was a harp I had my eyes on, but the harp has gone on a travel to his sister’s, so never mind.
Little grey mask i had in prop storage finished the shoot’s character – theatrical lady!