My last shoot in NYC…and a perfect day to post this wintery one since we just got hit with a snowstorm.
Maria contacted me about doing some shots of her skating, so off to Wollman Rink I went, armed with camera. This was really fun, and a challenge since I’ve never shot a skater before. With the dancers, it’s a little easier since they can strike a pose…yes, often it requires timing for kicks and jumps, but strap some blades to their feet and send them flying around a sheet of ice? Totally different ballgame! I had to learn her specific timing and be ready when she took off. Total blast. I learned all sorts of things about the life of a skater, and the differences between jumps. That’s always a cool bonus for me, getting to chat and learn about what the subject really loves to do.
Here’s one of the results from the outdoor December shoot! Believe it or not, this is in New York City…the Hudson River is to the right, and a stone wall that thankfully no one peered over is on the left. A hidden spot in Ft. Tryon park with these wild branches. Heather was a trooper, and before you think I’m too mean, it was 52 out…
So now that the time change has happened, I’m doing what I can to stay awake and positive. Yep, one of those people that struggles with winter blues and it’s not pretty. Gotten better at handling it though! I shot this series as more of a springtime thing, but I’m posting it today because it’s gray, rainy, and dark at 4:30. Sometimes reminders of the spring to come are helpful.
Anyway, I wanted to capture awakening, sensuality, and a smile with Jenna here. Thank you, as always, for listening.
Been awhile! Allow me to share an ultra-brief shoot with the lovely Rebecca! We had very little time, very little light. It was her first shoot and we were by Penn station swarming with hockey fans. I must say I’m impressed with how well she did considering the less than ideal conditions!
Back to black and white nude basics!
Next installment: these were taken around the side of the Met…right outside the Temple of Dendur. The sun was not being particularly helpful, so I didn’t get as much reflection as I would have liked, but I still like the structure of the building…and I always enjoy walking across the park.
Latest self portrait done with natural light and a timer.