In December I had such a fun assignment. It was to do a photo shoot for a book cover. I've always thought that this kind of project would be right up my alley, as I love books and book covers (to the point that I'm often tempted to buy a book purely on the basis of the book cover). So the thought of shooting a cover was so exciting!
The photograph will be used on the cover of a collection of short stories by a local Montreal author. The stories are about relationships that are destined to fail, and the author came up with the concept of using the cootie-catcher (aka fortune teller) to illustrate how love can make children of us all. We did a series of photographs indoors. We were able to use a professor's office in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. It's a beautiful old building, and the office had a turret with lovely windows.
At the end of the shoot, we decided to do a few photographs outside since it wasn't that cold. The following photograph ended up being everyone's favorite.
However, the author decided to go with the one below. The reasoning was that the above photograph conveyed a little too much hope and the one below reflected the characters better.
The book will likely be published in the spring or early summer.