I spent 4 (yep, 4) hours with Chris on a photoshoot today at his school studio.
The whole thing was dim, not-quite-neatly packed and dirty. The background was a LARGE role of what I thought off-white paper. Chris didn’t use any backgrounds or props, other than a guitar and chairs. He kept messing with the lighting and adjusting things that I couldn’t believe the kid was actually a photographer.
All I could think, aside from the cleanliness of the props I was touching that weren’t being used and how my right pinky nail cut and starting trimming itself, was why doesn’t Chris plan his shots better? And why does it take so long to set this up (he IS only using two background lights and he has two assistants). Does he really know what he’s doing (I’ve seen his outside shots a lot, but his in-studio shots might go wrong)? etc?
Well, here are a few pictures from the session that Chris HARDLY touched up.
Oh right… The “model” is Mr. Dan Dybing (a.k.a. DiJohn as some know him [he’s trying to think of a different name, so if you can, let me know])
Daaaaaaaamn! Look good, don’t they? Yeah, there are TONS more too.
Chris knows what he’s doing. I’m proud of him.
Me – proven wrong x 1,246