Though I’m very happy calling myself a fine art, conceptual photographer, it’s fun now and then to stretch outside of your comfort zone. I would never consider myself a fashion or editorial photographer, but when I started working with Travis Weinand, he had a looked that just screamed “FASHION/EDITORIAL” to me, so I decided to give it a go.
And you know what? It was fun! It was nice to do something different, and something which didn’t require 20+ hours of editing for each image. As I made my editing selections, I just had a gut feeling that they should be black and white.
I very, very rarely shoot anything that’s black and white, but, as with most of my art, I listened to my instincts. And I love how they look!
Travis is so easy to work with and friendly, despite how he can look quite intimidating at 6′ 5″, very muscular, an American Ninja Warrior alumni, and beautifully adorned with tattoos.
He does moody and deeply thoughtful looks well, but I was also pleased to have captured several shots with him being a bit more natural; an easy grin and laughing.
It turns out that we have a shared love of Norse mythology and I’m a little jealous that Travis actually has some Norse ancestry.
I gave the images just a tiny touch of viking by braiding Travis’s hair; nothing terribly complicated, but he wore it well!
Thanks, Travis, for being such a good sport and easy to work with! Not a lot of guys would say “sure!” when I asked if I could braid their hair 😉
I’d be interested in hearing which images are your favorites! Feel free to let me know in a comment 🙂