The Eucaliptus Forest

Oh, not really a forest, more like a eucaliptus garden that served as a lovely background for these photos. It was on the other side of the fence, at this mansion’s neighboring back yard.


Ah, não uma floresta, mas mais como um jardim de eucalipto que serviu de fundo para essas fotos. Esse jardim era do outro lado da cerca, no quintal do vizinho dessa mansão.

So, for this photoshoot we had the lovely Rossana Niero and Rafaella de Paula, Carol Minuzzi was also there, but she really wasn’t into it. I’m really glad Ross and Rafa were there, otherwise we would’ve taken a forever life time to finish this photoshoot. Which wasn’t ideal for me in many ways. The client upset me in more ways than fingers and toes can count. To put it lightly.

Nonetheless, we did have fun during the photoshoot. Rafaella is a great professional and understands the need of high spirits during a job, she’s always making jokes… everyone praises her for her great mood and ability to come up with poses and expressions. And Rossana too, was a darling and a great help.


Esse ensaio, apesar de algumas coisinhas, foi divertido. Rafaella é uma ótima profissional e entende a necessidade de manter o bom humor durante um job, ela estava sempre contando piadinhas, fazendo graça… todos a elogiam muito pelo seu bom humor e habilidade de inventar poses e expressões. E Rossana também, que é uma fofa e não sei o que eu faria sem ela lá. A Rafa não teria dado conta sozinha, a Ross mandou muito bem no ensaio e foi de ajuda inestimável.

(Rafa being funny and surprising Ross with a … surprise make out session)

One of my issues with this photoshoot was that I was given only 2 days to edit a real lot of photos. I ended up only retouching the skin a bit, increasing contrast, saturation and sharpness. I didn’t have time to do any other special treatment, like I would have liked to.


Um dos problemas desse ensaio foi que eu tive apenas dois dias para editar muita muita foto. Eu acabei que dei apenas uma retocada na pele, aumentei contraste, saturação e nitidez. Eu não tive tempo de fazer nenhum tratamento especial, como eu gostaria de ter feito.


Model: Rossana Niero, Rafaella de Paula, Carol Minuzzi

Make up artist: Lilian Morita

Client: Psicodélika

Photography & edition: Anna Theodora

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17 Responses to The Eucaliptus Forest

  1. Ken Timbers says:

    Oh wow, AnnA!! What a gorgeous set of photographs – they’re all lovely and you can be proud of what you’ve achieved here! I envy you the opportunity to work with such lovely models – they’re stunning. But no matter how good the models, it takes a professional approach to get this sort of quality – well done!

  2. Keith says:

    Great handling of the triple demands of this shoot…picky client, 2/3models and location. At least the models were performing well and Rafaella has absolutely classic look. Great series.

  3. David J Jones says:

    I can’t say enogh good things about this whole series of photo. The photos are excellent. The models are incredibly beautiful and well made up. The dresses are absolutely fabulous and totally enhancing to the feminine form. The lighting is perfect.


  4. Patrick Emerson says:

    Totally professional AnnA…. That red dress is especially gorgeous. The variety of poses and expression is wonderful. Keep up the excellent work, my favorite photographer!

  5. Sajan164 says:

    hv seen them all, elegant poses anna

  6. Nawfal says:

    Hi Anna:
    The shots came out really well. The amount of editing you had time for, seems to be just the right amount. Well Done!

  7. Rui says:

    Uma imagem mais maravilhosa que outra, difícil escolher uma, parabéns Annita!!

  8. Ramón says:

    These are excellent shots!
    very beautiful!
    and very lovely!

    Thank you AnnA very much!



  9. Reader says:

    First I want to say that I very much agree with the approach to gardening presented in Mr. Whitefield’s book. That said the title is very misleading. The reason for my 3 star rating. The book has little to do with actual “Forest Gardening”. Multi-layer planting or poly culture, more accurately describes his approach. He does use these terms periodically to describe this way of gardening. Early on Whitefield makes a brief comment on the idea that if you don’t have much room, you might try a “forest garden” in a container. Perhaps in England they have forests in a pot, but in the part of the U.S. where I live people maybe have several acres of actual forest to work with. He also tells the reader to be aware of full day shade caused by nearby buildings. Important information if your forest exists between two multi-story buildings. But that is not a concern in a forest. This book does offer some constructive information for those who have a city lot or small yard to work with and wish to have a fruit tree or two, some berry bushes, combined with a vegetable garden. What I did learn from this book is that for gardening in a real forest a fair amount of the fruit trees and plants suggest by Whitefield probably won’t work due to the light condition created by the forest canopy. Also the reader should know the hardiness of some of his suggestions are defined in general terms like, “can withstand cold temperatures”. He does mention ability to withstand frost relating to some plants. One will need to check with other sources for plant hardiness, as cold for someone in England may be different than for someone living in Wisconsin. If you are actually wanting to garden in a forest you would might be better off researching native plants that may already be in your local forest environment, do some experimenting with plants to check their light requirements, or checking with your state university. They may have information on agri-forestry or other alternative approaches for food production in a forest environment. Bottom line… If you are planning for your back yard you might consider this book as a good starting place. It will give you some good information and designs for a progressive way to produce your own food. If you are planning to co-existing in a forest setting, in a way that allows you to produce a variety of fruits and vegetables I don’t believe this book is your best place for ideas.

    • WordPress had marked this as spam, but I decided to approve this comment.

      I always wonder if some people really do write such comments on blogs, were they don’t quite belong. Yep, my title is a bit misleading, but I don’t think there’s a star rating for my posts…

      oh well…

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  11. Uma das tuas modelos:

    Me recordo, quando a mesma desfilou aqui em Toledo, para a revista Maximu’s Noivas.

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