In this shoot I’m back again working with No Ties Management and this time is with new face, Nicole Tontz. We initially planned to shoot in a field around the Eastlake area but to my surprise the field that I shot at about two years ago was no longer there. We found another location to shoot that worked well too.
The shoot was styled by Kendra with Shop Rica (www.shop-rica.com). I didn’t do anything crazy technical wise with the photos other than color balance and selective exposing in post.
I’ve been experimenting with shooting styles lately and my current trend is minimalistic portrait work. I was able to collaborate with model Melodi signed with No Ties Mgmt and clothing pieces from Amuse Society and Somedays Lovin’ which can be purchased from http://www.shop-rica.com/
I shot these photos outdoors with a white seamless paper backdrop. The set up and timing of the shoot were probably the most important factors in this shoot. I made sure the sun was going to be completely above head at the time or just slightly offset in order for the lighting of this shoot to work. I then used a large translucent diffuser/reflector disc in order to make the sun a little less harsh and then I exposed for the skin in the camera and that gave the image a tad more depth. As for the top shadow that was casted by the fold of the seamless paper I initially was going to photoshop them out but I decided to leave it as the blemish seemed to add to my weird aesthetic.