Sometimes it’s good to do things which are not your usual style and stretch you creatively.
For example, at my recent shoot with Veronica Ricci, she wanted some sexy, candid photos of her with the car she was about to sell. The car represented a time in her life which she felt was now somewhat coming to a close, and she wanted some last photos of the car to commemorate it. Which is all well and good, but I do story-telling, concept photos. I don’t really do sexy. It was at night, on the street, I was going to have to use my flash, which I almost never do, and is always extremely temperamental. I felt unsure as I followed Veronica to her car, but just decided I would do the best I could and stop freaking out about it.
And, while the photos certainly aren’t in my usual style, I’m rather pleased with the result. There’s a certain freedom, a fun, sexy, spontaneous air to them. I don’t think I’ll stop taking concept photos any time soon, but it was still great to stretch myself and see that I could do something I wasn’t sure I could.
Enjoy a small sampling of the results!