Thursday, May 11, 2017

Brick Alleys

Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography

If you know me in any capacity, then you're aware that I'll inevitably ask to take your photo.  Sometimes, I phrase it like, "Are you photogenic?"  Other times, I demand, "Let's do a photoshoot!"  The majority of my photoshoots are scheduled with women; I needed to change things up a bit.  This photoshoot with D came about because I blurted out, "Are you photogenic? What's your number?  We should shoot."  We set up a time on an afternoon and D drove us into Old Town, Pasadena.

As a photographer, I treat every single shoot as a learning experience: how to work with someone new, how to adjust to the location, how to accommodate the model.  In D's case, we drifted towards more of a men's editorial perspective.  I typically photograph men while they're playing on instruments (i.e., my roommates and boyfriend).  I've not had the chance to work one-on-one as frequently with males versus females.  One-on-one sessions force me to work on directing and interaction that isn't a requisite for candid musical shots.

Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography
Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography
Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography, Red Brick
Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography
Lumière & Lens, Male Fashion Photography, Fashion Photography

D wasn't self-conscious or afraid to try different things in front of the camera.  As a result, we ended up with a lot of different scenes and poses.  As you can tell, I love the look of red brick and wood with greenery so that ended up in a lot of the pictures.  I typically photograph females with greenery and it was interesting to work background in a "masculine" way.  In any case, there were a lot of workable shots so post-processing was a dream. 

In case you're wondering, D is the model from this past Sunday's post!  We've been coming up with ideas for other photoshoots and I'm excited for new directions.  As always, positive or negative feedback is equally welcome.  I'll be sharing more shoots with other models in the future.  Let me know what you think? 

4 comments :

  1. I absolutely brick walls, too! D is quite the natural - not bad for the eyes too :P Love these shots, Alyse. There's a kind of "business / needs to be on the cover of a young man's magazine" kinda feel to it. Not sure how to explain it but that was the simplest way I could, hahaha.

    I might add.. Your photography just keeps getting better and better with every post you make.

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  2. I can relate to you about everything I do as a learning experience. It's great that you're taking a lot of things into account when you're taking pictures of different people. It definitely shows that photography is not a cookie cutter. People's beauties can be brought out in different ways! Glad that D was willing to try out different things. The pictures look great! You sure picked out the perfect places because I always see Pasadena being busy *__*. Keep on taking awesome pictures ;)!

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  3. djdjdjdjdj this gave off vibes of business portfolio. so so clean yet casual. definitely not strict. looking good, alyse! your model is very natural too oh <3

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  4. Lady, these photos are beautiful! I mean it. They don't look forcibly posed, and they're perfectly framed. You've made me want to find someone to shoot ASAP!

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