Studio V Photography. Glamour portrait of Polish Canadian beauty Angelina Polska. I was shooting down in the Dominican Republic for the Paul Buceta Pool Party and Angelina was one of the models down there with us. We had finished shooting for the evening and were just hanging around the beach. Angelina has these stunning eyes and that night they were on. So I popped the flash back on the camera just for fun and shot this photo of her which turned out to be one of my favorite photos from that shoot. You never know when that perfect shot opportunity will pop up so you've always got to be ready.
What's better than getting Would once? Getting Would Twice. hahahaha Punny punny. Well not really but I give myself thumbs up for effort. Last week I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sarah Would. As per usual Sarah arrived at the studio in her bubbly personality and carefree attitude. I cranked up the rock music and we start off with a little catching up. It had been two years since we last worked together and a lot has changed but two years ago feels like it was only yesterday. Sarah opens up her suitcase and clothes explode out onto the couch. As she's showing me the outfits she brought she reaches into her bag and pulls out a tutu. "I don't know why I brought this I just grabbed it and shoved it in my bag" she says to me. In my head i'm thinking we could probably do something cool with that. So we knocked off the concepts we had on our shot list and now it's time to get creative with a the tutu. I wanted the tutu on Sarah's head to create a funky textile afro type shape and lots of character. Sarah put on the tiniest leather jack ever. It barely held in her natural awesomeness'. I used a three hot light setup and a bit of natural light form a partially covered window. My old school 1980's Pioneer SK-31 ghetto blaster also found it's way into the frame. We started shooting and having fun with it. Sarah got into character, I got into the zone and the rest was not important. Other than the noise from the high ISO everything looked awesome. In post production I started getting a little crazy with the cheesewhiz. There were a couple different directions I wanted to take these shots. Ultimately I went with the mirrored image concept and created these. Something different for my portfolio.
Here is a little Quickie video I made of Sarah posing around in her tutu for STUDIO V TV. This was such a fun shoot. I really love the process of letting loose creatively and allowing imagination to take over. And you know what else I really love, the relationships I develop with, I want to call them models but to me they are people like everyone else. Two years with no communication and we reconnect like we were old friends. That's a testament to the type of bond I build with the people I work with.
This was a fun shoot. Melissa had just come back form living down on LA and wanted to book a shoot with Studio V Photography. We've been working together regularly since 2008. It's funny she wanted to find a photographer she could work with on a regular basis and the first guy she worked with (no names mentioned) is known as a real creeper. I hate those guys but in this case it worked out to my advantage. Got a great repeat client that I otherwise would not have had. Melissa is awesome. I call her the Canadian Megan Fox. She's got a great look. Can't wait to shoot her again.