Team: Jewerly-Whims of Wanderlust | Model-Liz Dee | Assistant-Rebacca Lim
“No, the cover is not a video it’s an animated photo.”
It has been a journey collaborating on this photo editorial with Whims of Wanderlust. We wanted to create something unique for their new website launch. So we decided to bring back the popular 80’s animated gif fad, and put our Blinkit Photography Spin to it. We call it, “Animotionit”.
It may seem it was born in the 1980’s but you have to go back even farther—to 1879 and Eadweard Muybridge’s “zoopraxiscope.” That was the birth of this style, and we wanted to recreate this effect with our style of photography and why not display this art form and introduce it to the world with Whims of Wanderlust, grand opening for their e-commerce website.
The story behind this editorial is the struggle of one’s self, entitled “40 Days in the Desert.
We first had to find an epic location to make this happen. Ceilia and Roger found a majestic location, this literally was a couple of minutes away from our house. Our model, Liz Dee, was a close friend of Cecilia and Roger (owners and creators at Whims of Wanderlust), she had the spirit and experience as an actress to pull the emotion we wanted for this character.
Now that the location and the model was in place, we had to lock in a date. On Friday May 8, 2015 was our date for this shoot, but the weather was against us, dark clouds, chilly temperature, and rain pouring down. So we had to push it the next day. At 6am the following day it was still the same result, but at 9am a small ray of light peaked from the clouds, signaling us to begin our journey.
The hike was a challenge, due to the winds and climbing to the boulder. The view was surreal and peaceful, this was truly the spot for the shoot. After hours of intense photographing, we headed home for some relaxation with the team then to the office for some creative thinking and 375 frames to create this 15 seconds moving image.
Watch our slideshow of our favorites from this shoot.
They are amazing artists and this is their story.
My name is Cecilia and I am a passionate mother, learner of life, and jewelry designer fascinated with all things cosmic. Our shop is an expression of our love of the imagination and eagerness to share a world of peace and higher being through beauty and knowledge. I feel that creation is a powerful gift of man and through it we can heal.
OUR STUDIO is based in Southern California and our team consists of my husband Roger who is a gem fanatic, myself, and our little inspiration and princess Aria. We like to be a part of the process in everything which means hours of sifting for the right gem, cutting and polishing most of our own stones, and creating each piece from the ground up. We believe in the sacredness that this slow process holds and honor that the best things that manifests take time and a lot of care.
THE GOAL for our jewelry line is to re-awaken a sense of wonderment with the natural world and in turn, unleash the potential of universe within. We like to imagine each creation coming from the womb of the Earth and let our hands move in accordance with these visions. They are usually translated into voluptuous goddess forms, rich in texture, and often features unique gemstone specimens. Each piece is carefully crafted and meticulously worked until the piece feels like a nostalgic reminder of our ancient past, something we cannot grasp but can feel is full of magic.
WE HOPE you find something here that connects you to the very core of your being. We hope it reveals to you a profound wisdom, and in turn see that you are a being of God’s light interconnected to everything in the universe.
THANK YOU for joining us on this journey as we learn more about the world and continue to dig deeper and deeper to discover more about ourselves.
Blessings from our family to yours,
Roger, Cecilia, and Aria.