There isn’t much to do these days with the cold weather and so many businesses locked down. It makes me want to look back through my image archives.
Way back in 2015 I had a chance to do a very cool photoshoot that produced some of my best work. There were four factors that came together to make this such a great shoot: A beautiful pro model, a cavernous old artist's studio, lots of natural daylight coming through large windows, and a nice set of professional camera gear that I had been using long enough to be comfortable with.
The model was Chrissy Marie from Model Mayhem, who has been published in Playboy and Penthouse. You can see her own site here: https://www.captivechrissymarie.com
She is and was a very professional model, proud of her natural body and not afraid to show it off with great skill.
The artist’s studio was located in a historic multi-story brick building in downtown Portland on W. Burnside St. My artist friend was able to rent an entire floor from the owner who was an admirer of his paintings. Half of the huge space was a room lit by huge windows, obviously designed before interior lighting became cheap and bright. This is where my friend created his paintings and had room to display dozens of them for potential buyers.
The remainder of the floor was dark, dirty and partly filled with junk. There was just enough light coming in from a couple of small windows to allow some dramatic backlighting, but I realized it was time to set up a studio strobe with an umbrella reflector. These images have a completely different feel from those taken in the art studio.
My camera was the workhorse Canon 5D Mark III, which was the first camera I’d owned with reliable autofocus. I used two lenses for this shoot that are standards for wedding photographers, the EF 24-70 F/2.8 L and the EF 50mm F/1.2 L. These large aperture lenses allowed me to create some lovely artistic background blur.
This shoot produced over 1,000 usable images. When I prepared this collection for sale, I split it into two sections. If you are interested in owning this photoshoot for your private collection, you can purchase it most easily on Bentbox at these two links:
If Bentbox doesn’t work for you, I can sell you both boxes via PayPal and Google Drive for $60. Just drop me a note at: [email protected]
Thanks for reading! You know where to find me if you are interested in modeling or in hiring me for a private photoshoot.
A sex-positive photographer serving your private photography needs.
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