While I titled this post conceptual photography, these images are definately not as "out there" as alot of the conceptual works that you might see.
I wasn't going for anything too surreal, but still wanted a chance to use props and ideas. Plus to play in photoshop.
Wikipedia describes conceptual photography as: Conceptual photography is a type of photography that illustrates an idea. As a methodology conceptual photography is a type of photography that is staged to represent an idea. The 'concept' is both preconceived and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. It is most often seen in advertising and illustration where the picture may reiterate a headline or catchphrase that accompanies it. The term 'conceptual photography' used to describe a genre may refer to the use of photography in Conceptual Art or in contemporary art photography. In either case the term is not widely used or consistently applied.
So my friend and I talked her daughter into being our model/muse for the day. Armed with a van load of props, we packed up some lunch and made a day of it. Couldn't have asked for better weather, though I'd like to do this again in the winter with lots of fog! We sorta over packed, and ended up only using a small portion of the things we brought. Next time I'd like to be a little more focused, lol.
Anyway, here's a few of the ones I liked.