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After two weeks away from the city and street shooting I was eager to resume. Though don’t get me wrong I was not eager to be done with my vacation, it just that it did not afford me the opportunity for pursue the genre that I enjoy so much. My vacation consisted of more family, water, mountains, flipflops, swingsets and sweeping vistas then a downtown area can provide.
Anyway, as soon as the proverbial lunch bell rang Monday morning I was out the door, camera in hand, ready for some action. After some reflection on my methodology I have decided to wander a little less randomly and try to hang out at various spots for periods of time, partially to allow me observe the goings on and look for interactions and to be slightly better prepared for the folks walking by. In position at one of my chosen locations I was already was regretting not stopping a well-dressed woman walking by when I noticed another well dresser person walk by me, it took a few moments for my action centers in my brain to kick in, but fortunately for me my potential subject paused not far away. I approached and introduced myself.
I complimented Nick on his great sense of style and asked if he would mind if I made a portrait of him. Of course he agreed and we moved into position. Nick and I had an interesting conversation during our brief meeting and photo shoot discussing fashion and my project. I find that I often get quizzed about the nature and reasons for the project and people are quite supportive of the idea. And Nick was no different. After getting the headshots I tried some full body images but obviously I need to work on posing people you can see the results here and an Alternate shot here.
His friend was arriving imminently so we said parted.
Thank you Nick for your time it was great to meet you I hope your where successful getting your buddy as well dressed as you were.
I decided that I wanted to try some different processing on this photo and being inspired by the “cinematic” genre I chose to try my version of it, well aside from the aspect ratio. Due to some feedback received I dialed back some of the tint on Nick’s face but still wanted to keep within the overall feel. I hope you like.
*** Constructive Critiques Welcome***
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