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RETOUCHING THE PAST

In the last year... 

I have had the absolute pleasure and honor to work with some amazing models.

They have not only made my images beautiful, but also given me the opportunity to learn and grow in this wonderful medium called "photography"... 

One of my favorite things is to take a moment to revisit old shoots and find images that I might have skipped or had completely left behind in my run though. 

These are some of those shots. 

Chelsea having make up applied to her eye during our shoot together. One of those really nice moments.

image: Mike Azria

model: Chelsea Debo

make up: Whitney Greenstein

 

This was one of my favorite shoots ever.

The inspiration was Jean Luc Godard's "Breathless" 

with a bit of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" 

Super happy with the results! :D

This close up of Monica Ollander is also one of my favorites. It's a cropped close up from a much wider image, but I loved the way it turned out.  

Brytny (yes, she spells it that way) was the 2nd or 3rd model I ever worked with. I was still shooting with a terrible camera and probably was a little over ambitious with my concept. I wanted to shoot her with  projections of images in the background as my only light. Needless to say, some of those turned out to be really cool/interesting.

From the same BRYTNY shoot, this image is a perfect example of what photographers call 'Noise'... I was forced to crank up the ISO on my crappy camera...which caused the image to be 'grainy' or 'noisy' if you will. That being said, I'm still very fond of this one :)

Would'a...should'a...could'a...

If I could go back in time (keep in mind this was only my 3rd photo-shoot ever!!! I would have lit her body more evenly so that the light would be completely even across her (horizontally)... I still like her vibe and the explosion in the background. It makes me happy to be overly ambitious, all the while taking a small failure and turning it into a solid learning experience.