Friday, November 8, 2013

Modern Version Of Adam & Eve by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Everything has a symbolic reason to be in this image.

Adam has an apple iphone in his hands. There is a red apple sitting next to him on the steps.
The red apple's color is reflected on Eve's red corset representing the sin.
The door number on the building is 666 which the devil's resident.
Eve has the allure of a seductive street worker.
Adam is pensive. Did he bite the apple already? Or what is he thinking?

My version of the situation of male and female relationships which originates from Adam & Eve.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Old But Classic Boudoir... by Montreal glamour boudoir portrait photographer Hera Bell

From my B&W negative photography era. It was shot at available light with Kodak 3200 ISO.  Negative was sandwiched under the enlarger with lens cloth and exposed in my old wet darkroom. Scanned later.

 From my very early photography, 1998 about.  Anyone who had visited my old studio had seen a canvas print of it as a 20"x30" on the wall. Classic boudoir in its purest form. No bra and panties posing on a hotel bed. She was a well known sommeliers wife.

 I had created an AV depicting my first contact print and some of the stories behind my images. If you are curious to see and read please visit the AV located on YouTube.

 My Very Early Photography from 1997

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Creating A Scary Character Happy Halloween by Montreal portrait photographer Hera Bell

It is easy to turn anyone into a scary ugly character   as it is easy to make everyone look beautiful.

It is your personal artistic vision as a photographer that will make it happen.

I usually see and portray the beauty in all my portraits.

But in the past I had played with the idea also creating not so pretty portraits of some very handsome men.

Voila. Danis who was body painted by me few years ago.

I will show you today the evolution of our session.

Thinker Of Rodin A La Picasso... You Are Being Watched

Oedipus Complex. The Third Eye

Unleash That Monster Within

Monday, October 28, 2013

Photographing The Broadway Star Terra C Macleod by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera bell

When you receive a note such as this one,   you only feel content and  happy  as a  portrait photographer. Nothing else counts.

" I have worked with photographers around the world and it is Hera's eye for detail, clarity and artistry that makes her stand out above the rest. I am simply floored by her talent behind the lens. Beautiful work.! Thank you "

Terra c Macleod (Broadway Lead Actress in Chicago the musical)

It was a great privilege to photograph you Terra. You are beautiful inside out.



The Dark Raven... Simply Muna. by Montreal Glamour Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Simply Muna. She is a pro fitness competitor who  ranked top 6th in the world competition  at Las Vegas this year.

" If I were a raven, I will fly over your forbidden dreams during hot summer nights like the dark temptress. Lawrence of Arabia would envy you, but my darling, you are so blind. Can you feel me? Do you see me?"

by Hera Bell

Make-up, styling and photo by Hera Bell
Camera Canon 5D Mark III
Single studio strobe.

I Am Free As A Bird. I am Number 925.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Half of The Story by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Do you ever feel that sometimes you do not hear the entire story hidden behind its half?

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Shot in studio with single light.
Edited in CS6

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

3 Snakes, One Nude Ebony Beauty In Studio An Unusual Montreal Glamour Boudoir Portrait Session by Hera Bell

This was the third time for me. Having the pleasure in my studio Pat and his beautiful snakes and photographing them against a beautiful nude skin.

This week Tuesday Widline arrived to my studio around 11am. We right away started the make-up and hair styling process. It took me about an hour to finish that part of the task.

Pat arrived right at noon as promised. He brought 3 amazing snakes with him.

The entire session ended at 12.45pm. Yup. We wrapped up the session by that time.

Everything went smooth. We first introduced gently the first snake to Widline. Ivory which is a Ball Python from West Africa was a bit nervous. By the end of her session in Widline's arms she was completely at ease and relaxed. Voila few results with Ebony (Widline) & Ivory...

Then we  proceed with Saxon The Burmese Python from Asia. What a calm and magnificent creature he is. 8' long, gentile as ever, he discovered our scents with his tongue. They do not bite.

The last but not least Sahara was introduced to Widline. She is a Hog Island Boa constrictor. Totally spectacular and beautiful creature. Calm, gentle. At the end of the session Widline wanted to own her. My subjects bonded so well that it was totally magical in my studio that day.

One secret I can give you on how to photograph such animals with human subjects.

Direct your human subject first. Let the snake move around. Wait until you see the desired image and shapes, then click that shutter.


The Sneak Charmer by Hera Bell
Antoine Gaudi's building La Pedrera in Barcelona.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fine Art Nudes Exploring Shapes & Forms And Trying To Create Poetry by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

There is nothing more beautiful and poetic than photographing the human body. In all its shapes and forms.

However I am constantly after capturing the spirit of my subjects through their faces where the lips and the eyes sit. Even when they are looking away from the camera.

Make up, hair, styling and photography was all done by me.

Camera: Canon 5D MarkIII. Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4   One single studio strobe Bowen 1000 Watts (with umbrella) .

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Our Attraction To Human Skin by Montreal Fine Art Nudes Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

November 17 2004. James was in my studio. It is his birthday today. Happy Birthday J.

Later on, PBS USA contacted me. They wanted to do a 15 minutes on TV at Art Express on me.

They came in town. And I had to do an actual shoot, with a male and a female (while they were posing nude).. However we could not show butts and boobs. Check the link to see what was shown on conservative public television after they have taped.

Gutsy I must add.
Hera Bell On USA PBS Art Express

 That particular show that I have appeared had so huge rating that they used it at their annual fundraiser campaign.

 Human skin attracts attention, no matter what.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Topic Of The Day. Quebec Charter Changes Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

This morning I was digging out some old CD's.. I came across to some images which brought back fantastic memories. Pictures tend to do this.

In January 2008 Bernard and Marina were in my studio. Bernard had just returned from a contract in an Arab country for a TV station. He had asked me what I would like to have from the country. I said, burka... Afghani burkas are colorful. Saudi burkas are totally black.

The next thing, husband and wife were posing for me in my old downtown studio with my gift.

I have always imagined creating a photo about extremeness of women in both societies. Western versus Middle East. Being born as a Christian in a secular Muslim city like Istanbul I had never felt what's going on in the world now. I hear Turkey is changing as well.

I also had traveled for business as a woman to several Arab countries. I have seen and experienced all cultures. I learnt to respect other cultures yet I have always kept my own believes.

The first shot is called: The Portrait Of Newly Weds.
Go ahead and analyze it.

 The second one is called "Her Alter Ego Behind Closed Doors" Both of the woman in the shot is Marina.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Photographing People Portraits And Fine Art Nudes With Single Studio Light Montreal Glamour Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

I have always loved photographing portraits with one single studio strobe.

Recently I photographed an entire series with two subjects in my studio with single light.

I would like to share some of the results with you today.

I did also the styling, make-up and hair. Camera Canon 5D Mark III.

Thank you Andre for the inspiration.