Winter has me working in my studio space more than I enjoy, so things must be made interesting. I had been talking with a model on Instagram (The Jewish Mermaid) and we had decided we’d like to work together but, we had no concept. Then – just before New Years Eve she posted a selfie of her outfit. That was the look. We decided on a date and got my favorite H/MUA – Samantha Trionfo . As luck would have it – I was cleaning out the garage – and found an old umbrella (clear). Bingo.
The day of the shoot – I decided to use 1 constant light source and we began to play.
I hope you enjoy the end result.
I have had the pleasure of working with the people of this incredible company – Icosa Apparel. https://www.icosaapparel.com and all the photography on their website and look book are my images. Please check them out at the above link. The product of women’s leggings, tees and dresses are fabulous.
The image here is of model Destinee Merritt, wearing tee and leggings. shot in studio with natural light from the windows with a Fuji E-X1.
Over the summer, model and fashion designer Stacy Stube and I did a series of images with vintage dresses. Shooting around Baltimore, Maryland. Part of the goal was to have the images be vintage in style. This is one of the black and whites – taken in the Mt. Washington section of town just feet away from the Washington Monument.
Shot this over the summer, it was one of those group meet up shoots. Nicole was dressed in this lovely black dress and hat. We were in a small park in Anne Arundle County, Maryland. Dusk was approaching and so too was the golden hour. I used my Nikon with a 35mm lens and 1 speedlight for fill. I was really ve
ry happy with the results.
About once a month I go to a small gathering of artists, models and photographers at Creative Labs in Baltimore. http://www.createbmore.com/ This is Ana, an awesome model and actress, she is wearing Pakistani traditional clothing. This was a low light situation – shot with my Nikon D800 and 1 Nikon Speedlight with a soft box and a 100mm lens. Post was in Lightroom and Photoshop.
A few weeks ago I was working on a project. A fashion film project, called Lotus. In between shots with video, I also shot stills. It was one of those locations you never have access to – The Catacombs under Lexington Market, Baltimore Maryland http://lexingtonmarket.com/ http://lexingtonmarket.com/event/baltimore-heritage-tour-of-lexington-market-catacombs-100-year-vendors-and-history-at-lexington-market/
Costuming was done by Stacy Stube https://www.elsafitzgerald.com/ Model in this image is Megan and Hair and Makeup (H/MUA) was Samantha Trionfo http://samanthatrionfo.wixsite.com/makeup-artist
This is an example of Rembrandt Lighting. Most of Rembrandt’s portraits utilize this style. https://www.wikiart.org/en/rembrandt It is a simple idea, so simple that Rembrandt could make it happen with only the light of nature, the sun, candles and fire. The effect is to create a small triangle of light under one eye on one check that is mostly in shadow. A really nice dramatic effect and draws the eye. Model Taylor is helping create this style by slightly tilting her head. The jewelry she is wearing is by https://hotrodsenchantedcrafts.com/