Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2024
Behind The Scenes With Savanna
Photographs by Al B For, Copyright 2024.
I was introduced to Savanna a few months ago at an exhibition of my work curated by my friend and colleague Bob Neroni, owner of Prism Arts Philadelphia. When we met at the exhibit she seemed very enthusiastic about meeting me, so I reached out to cast her for The Vixens Series, a series of portraits inspired by women from all walks of life that exude; strength, intelligence, heroism and inner beauty.
We settled on a date and aligned the production crew to meet at my studio for the series of pictures that would define the beginning of a new year as we enter 2024. I contacted veteran Philly photographer, Al B For to cover the behind the scenes of the production involved in creating Savanna’s remarkable series of pictures. Al B is quite known in Philadelphia creative circles as a go to guy for candid event photography . His bubbly personality makes everyone around him comfortable as evidenced in the photographs captured on shoot day. Al B is the ultimate fly on the wall.
Many thanks first of all to Savanna, who was fabulous to work with. She’s quite daring and provocative as you can see. Thanks also to my team including: creative director KVaughn, lighting assistant Tony Colagreco, Shibari rope specialist, Scorpiana, makeup artist extraordinaire, Octavia Monroe and behind the scenes pictures by Al B For.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
To access the complete set of Savanna’s pictures for The Vixens Series, link here: https://tonywardstudio.com/blog/savanna-autonomy/