On those rare times when stars align, when I have a model, assistant, props, wardrobe and a great location available, I get all of a sudden inspired and these photos emerge. Such was the case with this College Express concept that’s been brewing in my brain even before our trip to Mount Dora, Florida this January. The idea started with the actual location where they have this old train car in town that supposed to be a restaurant, but now just sits there, rusting, but has such a great texture, and character and it screams to be included in photos.
I always wanted to try the levitation trick, where you shoot the background first, then the model and then you just mask out the support where the model was sitting/lounging (bar stools in my case). Pretty simple concept but I wanted to add that to a whole composition.
Watching Brooke Shaden’s Fine Arts Portraits on CreativeLive inspired me to go and follow up with it and create a composition from concept to realization.
It was extremely fun to work through, finding the wardrobe thanks to the fact that the model is in theater, the suitcase, going on location, having an assistant to help out on the set, etc.
Surely I learned a ton about it, so next time hopefully it’ll be easier.