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what’s isabella reneaux like?
‘Isabella’ is a charm to work with because she makes everything so easy. She flows from moment to moment so fluidly. It feels like every photo you take of her is this classic moment that will never be repeated. During our first shoot together, i remember being ready to give her some sort of direction but then she’d always move into a better position and i’d end up saying “oh.. forget what i was saying. just do that.” It’s difficult for me to call what she does ‘posing’ because she doesn’t really stop. it’s more like she’s going about being herself and you’re just there like a fly on the wall capturing it.
Our video project required me to lay out more of a grid of where and what we had to do (lying on the bed, moments by the window, etc…) as well as direct the performance towards a more contemplative side, but aside from that, i took advantage of her natural ability to just find moments. So i didn’t have to direct her to look down or hold a mug a certain way or cross her arms while looking in the mirror. She just found all of that and it all worked.
Yes she’s fundamentally, physically beautiful, but i don’t think that’s all that draws people to her, because there are millions of beautiful people who don’t have nearly the same effect that she does. From the few times i’ve worked and talked with her, i feel like she’s this very deep and wise soul. It’s that ‘old soul’ combined with her confidence, presence, and ability to express who she is that makes it so easy to be attracted to her work.
On a less abstract note, she’s really chill and calm and has a very serene vibe to her with a silly and fun streak that peeks out from time to time. She’s also wicked smart, writes really well and i’m secretly jealous of all the places in the world she seems to visit or live in every few months.