A while ago I decided to start a series of photos of people in their bedrooms. No sexual content, just the tension. I want the images to be little scenarios about the dramas inherent in such a loaded place/space.


(I’m thinking of titling the series “Boudoir Noir”. The images are kind of over the top, over lit and melodramatic…….kind of like the boudoir photography that wedding photographers do as a sideline. Except different.)

As usual, I do 2 or 3 setups in each location I go to. As usual, some of the shots better fit the look and feel I’m after than others. And, as usual, some of the images that don’t fit…….well, I kind of like them just for what they are. Sort of mistakes, but sort of not. Anyway, I believe that you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes so I always try to allow myself to make mistakes. It’s not too difficult.

Here’s one. It’s an out take from my shoot of Angie. It looks too photojournalistic (to me) to fit the series but I kind of like it anyway.

I’m still working on this project. I’ll post the complete series, when it’s done, on my web site. Stay tuned here for notification.

Author: Tony Fouhse

Tony is an Ottawa-based photographer.

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