Continuing the theme of being terribly behind on updating this blog… this week, we have a VERY overdue selection of images from a shoot for Taissa Lada Designs.
The model for this shoot is Vaudezilla’s Titty Perkins. She is sponsored by Taissa Lada, and gets all kinds of beautiful new headpieces and cocktail hats for her modeling and performances, in exchange for images like these.
Fun fact: You may be wondering “what IS that background?” It’s the back of the large mylar mirrors at Vaudezilla’s studio space. Shortly before this shoot, the supports for my seamless backdrop broke, so we had to get a bit inventive with what we used as a background. I wanted something that was somewhat unobtrusive, without resorting to using the studio’s own purple walls. They look a little industrial, and I like that!
Part three of my “I had an extra day with my studio equipment!” series.
You’ve previously read about my adventures shooting Vaudezilla, Vayda Rhynstone, and Shimmy LaRoux over the Labor Day weekend. Well, I’m not done yet! I did one more shoot that weekend, and it was with Willy LaQueue.
I had promised Willy all up and down that we would make a photoshoot happen for, oh, about a year now. But since I do literally everything all the time, and he had a bunch of scheduling mishaps of his own, we didn’t get to it until we got to it, if that makes sense. Willy is a performer with a really fantastic aesthetic. One part German Expressionism, one part Art Deco, one part The Addams Family. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
I love doing conceptual shoots like this. It gives me a chance to play with unique edits, fun lighting setups, and generally break out of the box of everything you’re taught that you *should* be doing with your photo equipment. While we started with a balanced, two-light setup, after a few shots, I killed my fill light and amped up the single main light to get an old-timey feel, like something you might find on a cabinet card. Overall, I was really happy with the way these images turned out.
One of my goals for the next year is getting my images published, and I think, if I can collaborate with my models on more shoots like this, I shouldn’t have any problems accomplishing it.
Thanks to the Labor Day holiday, I get to keep the photo equipment I’m renting for the weekend for an extra day. An extra day that is COMPLETELY OPEN. If you’d like to book a shoot, I’d love to offer you some SWEET deals!
- 30-minute mini-sessions for $50
- 60-minute full sessions for $100
This is a rare opportunity to get some epic high-fashion images from yours truly!
Also, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be getting a roll of seamless for the studio, so I don’t have to spend my life photoshopping the walls anymore! Even more high-fashion.
Trust me, if there was a time to book me, it would be today!