We’re officially into April now, and TJ and I have finally started shooting outside again. But, as I write this on such a cold, rainy day, I am grateful for the teeny 5×7 foot “studio” space where we’ve taken to hiding.
Literally, it’s just the space between our living room and office where we hang a backdrop and then clean up a lot in Photoshop later. Without it though, we’d have spent March barely clicking a shudder.
It wasn’t even all that cold the day of this shoot, but there was so little to photograph outside. The woods were still blanketed in dirty snow, street corners harbored brown-tinged piles of ice, and I was feeling uninspired and wimpy. So, after completing another set of shots with Sam, I made a big pile of random materials I had lying around the apartment and had her flip her hair while I snapped a few shots. Luckily Sam has a pretty gorgeous head of hair on her, so we got some memorable photos.
I have to admit that being so limited in terms of space has been a really great opportunity to pare down and focus only on lighting, posing and color, without the need for location hunting and finding the exact right spot for a model to stand. So I guess it’s not a bad thing for us to hide indoors just a little while longer…
- Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
- Location: Worcester, MA
- Photography: Kayt Silvers
- Model: Sam Dreifus