06/04/2013 11:04 am ET

Tom Chambers on the ImageBlog

This image is printed in 14", 20", 30 and 50" sizes. I had taken a trip to Italy and wanted to recreate a contemporary image that mimicked Michelangelo's Pieta statue. I set up the shot in the studio and tried shooting the two models together in one shot… "Jesus" was too heavy for "Mary" to hold and also dwarfed her in size. I had to shoot them separately and combine them digitally. I read that Michelangelo had reduced Jesus in size (in relation to Mary) to fit his composition.