Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pocahontas



This is a shoot I've wanted to do for a long long time. Pocahontas is the first project I worked on when I started at Disney in 1994. So it always reminds me of that time in my life and how inspired I was at that young age.
This is the third princess shoot I've done, and the goal for me is always the same.....to make the character from the animated film come to life. I think to myself, "If this character was a living, breathing person, what would she look like?" And I try to make that happen to the best of my limited abilities.
The model's name is Sherri, and I felt she had the right hair, skin tone, facial structure, eyes, lips and physique to make this character come to life. I had the costume made, it is a one of a kind. And luckily, it fit Sherri perfectly. She was very excited to become Pocahontas, and I thought she did a great job. I worked hard on this, and I'm pleased with the results.
Again this is MY vision of this particular Disney Princess.....it may differ from yours.

41 comments:

Vince M said...

Beautiful work, Ry. I hope you feel good about this one because it's one of your best. Your interpretations of these characters propel them forward while paying homage to the time and style of their creation. You always respect the source, while giving it your own, singular spin.

With Best Regards,
Jeffrey Lyons

jill said...

I love it!! Each of the princesses have been amazing.

The Clems said...

this is stunning! she has the exact face of Pocahontas, including the lips. amazing ryan! you know how i LOVE the disney pics. cant wait to see more.

love, katie

Kimberly C. said...

Always inspiring. You definitely seem to be in your element when doing the Disney princess shots. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. Always a great shot...

-KC

dave said...

Ry, let me know when you put your princess book together. I'm ready to buy it. Great Shots!

Tanner said...

Nice choice Ry! Sherri looks just like her. The series is looking great. I'm throwing in a vote for Ariel as being the next one. ;)

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

Pocahontas is one of my favorite Disney characters-I love the way she was designed. (Greg calls her Poca-Hot Ass) Beautiful photo-now how about John Smith?

See ya at work!

Kim

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by guys and girls, I appreciate the kind words.

The Barnett Family said...

Ryan, this is amazing. I can't wait to see the complete collection of these images. Stunning.

Whitney Pollett said...

This is STUNNING!! I always thought that Pocahontas was the most beautiful princess of them all.
And Sherri did such a perfect job at portraying the character's strength and poise through her posture and face.
My new FAVORITE!!

Whitney Pollett said...

ps. I WANNA BE BELLE!!!

Dorota said...

Beautiful!!!!!It is Pocahontas

Amy Dunn said...

Sherri looks pretty amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if SHE were the inspiration for the cartoon character. ;)

lautrette said...

OMG!!!!


amazing picture...amazing model.

BuzzKill said...

This is my favorite of your 3 princesses. I feel this one looks EXACTLY like what pocahontas would look in real life with relation to disney that is. I can't wait to see more of your next disney princesses :]

Monica Grue said...

Wow totally looks like her! Amazing match. Great photo :)

GARZA said...

Awesome shot! This is totally the real pocahontas!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I came across your blog via a random google search and I have to say that this girls face is so beautiful it made me actually tear up! She is amazing, this photo is amazing. She looks EXACTLY like Disney's version of Pocahontas!Stunning.

Tuta said...

Strong, yet feminine! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the costume for this? I have been looking everywhere for an authentic looking Disney Pocahontas costume,and this is beautiful! I'd appreciate any info you can give about where the costume came from!
Beautiful beautiful shots btw!! She's perfect!

Aiko said...

I was wondering.. Where did you get the entire outfit? I so love it. Please please.

Anonymous said...

You give a life to character from animation - it is so amazing. I never could though that human can look so perfectly similar. Lol. She is beautyful and You are genius :)

Phenomenal said...

- hey im sooo inlove with your picture you look just like pocahontas. and i was wonderinq where did you qet your costume because i was dress up this year like her but all the costume i see are uqly lol. please help. :].

Iesha Scoggins said...

this is amazing the closest to pocahantas that i have ever seen

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Anonymous said...

Does Sherri happen to be Nicaraguan?

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Elizabeth said...

Beautifully done.

Nikko Viray said...

Wow, she's stunning. Does she have a model page?

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...

Daygee Kwia said...

Where can I find her portfolio if I want to book her? Great job btw awesome work

Daygee Kwia said...

Great job man. Where can I see more of her work if I want to book her?

Anonymous said...

Sherrie your beautiful!!! Ryan love your work good choice Pocahontas

Anonymous said...

She is Filipino and I used to babysit her and her brothers.

Anonymous said...

Sherrie is Filipino

michelle said...

Best photo shoot ever!

Anonymous said...

I think she's Sherri Tiara Lansang and she's really a rare beauty.