Androgyny Fashion Shoot
This blog post is long overdue. It’s one of those blog posts that has been on my list to blog about for a long time, but for whatever reason I just kept pushing it back. But no more!! It is finally time to blog about this amazing shoot.
I say it’s an amazing shoot because it is. It was something different for me, something that expands my portfolio and shows the world that I can photograph more than just bands and musicians! 😀 This was a shoot that I did mostly for an agency that I shoot for, but also for myself. When I shoot for this agency, I pretty much have free reign to shoot what I want. Little projects basically. These projects give me an opportunity to try new things, and to photograph new and different subjects and themes. This was one of those cases as I don’t get to photograph fashion very often.
I had known for a long time that my portfolio is male heavy. Not just male heavy either, but very specifically male musicians. This is fine though. The bulk of my business is editorial photography for music magazines, and it’s still by far my favourite thing to photograph. But, I do want to show the world that I can, and do, photograph other things…specifically fashion. This androgyny fashion shoot is something that had been in the back of my mind for a long time. It’s something that I thought I could create some awesome images with and something in which I could impose my style and it wouldn’t look out of place at all. I think that I nailed it.
For the androgyny fashion shoot I had a very specific look in my mind for the model. After scouring facebook for awhile, I came across Naomi Chapman and she was absolutely perfect. I quickly got in touch with Naomi and talked through my idea with her and what the images from the shoot were going to be used for. Once we had a date and location sorted, I set about getting a mood board together for what it was that I wanted to achieve. I had to ensure that I wasn’t just shooting “for me”, the images also needed to be commercial and saleable with the agency that I shoot for. I love creating images like this as it pushes my boundaries and makes me try things that I normally don’t do. Anyways, enough rambling from me… let’s see some images!
All in all I loved everything about this shoot. We met at the Park Street car park in Cambridge with the view to have a walk around and find some spots to shoot in. However, once I started walking around the car park whilst waiting for Naomi, I decided that the car park was the prefect location. The roof area gave me variety and a beautiful sky, and the inside areas gave me nice plain walls and a slightly grungy feel. All in all, it was awesome and I definitely need to do more fashion photography.
As always, I try to get a selfie at the end of all my shoots. It’s a great way to look back on the amazing job that I have. 😀