I had the idea to re-create famous portraits with distraught historical figures holding ugly shoes, to try to visually impart why I started a company making period-correct footwear. I thought the idea of it would be funny, so I went ahead with creating the first image, since this is the one that I could get the closest to with the costuming.
I already had a hedgehog wig, and black Gainsborough hat. I needed to make a blue sash and ruffled neckerchief. As for the gown, I don't have a light peach colored gown in my closet, so instead, I wore my red "Revolution" dress, and changed the color of it in post processing. Here is the original image:
|The original photo, in all its glory.|
It's one part photo and one part art, and a lot of fiddling and finessing in Photoshop. Here are the two images side-by-side:
|Don't I wish I looked more like Georgiana, lol!|
Here is another shot from the same campaign, with the same process, but a different message:
I hope you enjoyed these silly photos as much as I enjoyed making them. :-)