December 19th, 2016:
The past couple years I have had a growing interest in portraiture, I love seeing images that capture something unique about a person. I spent most of 2014/2015 letting myself be consumed by wedding work and kept putting off any type of personal projects like this, but the idea to start making portraits was always rattling around in the back of my head. In May when we moved up to Seattle I found myself with a huge attic(1000sqft), and I decided that since I have a space where I could keep things set up all the time, I would try to photograph a portrait of anyone who visits. Now I missed a few people, but here are the first dozen sittings.
Since I mentioned the Seattle move above, and since I get questioned a lot about it, I need to remind everyone, that YES, I still shoot wedding in Los Angeles (or anywhere else in the world). Please don’t hesitate to call or email me.
Greg (Check out his travel blog, Vagabonding Life, if you want to hear his stories from an entire decade traveling)
Bob (My father)
Julienne (and you are absolutely correct, she wasn’t into it)
Rob (this is me, by the way – photo was set up by me and taken by my niece Madalyn)
These images were all created in my creepy attic with a single speedlite in an umbrella, a roll of white paper, and white foam core to fill some shadows – keeping it super simple. Everything was shot on a 5D Mark III using a 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L or the 135mm f/2L.
Here’s my set-up: