I use the city of Los Angeles as a character for my personality photo shoot. My friend and I found different locations and had some fun with the characters that each location created.
– Creating studio lighting with the Sun and the atmosphere around you.
A grass area near the cafe parking lot:
I had my model lay under a tree and place her face towards the sunlight. I wanted her hands to be over her chest to give a hopeless romantic feel.
The Art Distract had lots of great back drops:
At noon the sun is the most harsh. I used it to my advantage and created a high contract colorful scene.
The cafe we stopped out for a break had a great atmosphere with interesting lighting. I had her sit across the neon sigh and used my 55mm lens.
The cafe lounge had a small little light, I had my model point it at herself. The small light in the dark area created a high contract, highlighting only one side of her face.
– The atmosphere and clothes match to tell the story:
A run away bride escapes..
Lost in Paris..
The free spirited hippie…
A beautiful Mexican princess..
A young worried career woman..
The music indie lover..
The day dreamer…
The inner beauty..
At the end of the day, what matters is who she is when she is alone.
It’s fun storytelling..
The truth is, the story that I am telling is my own. Each character she played is apart of my personality. I didn’t notice that until now. My work is my personality. Neat…I am a real artist. 🙂