Another awesome shoot at Big Studio with my dream team, Stephen Archer and Anya Mathis, with a dream of a model to shoot with. After working with designer Laurel Newport, whose look book Stephen was shooting, we had some free time in the studio. One of my mentors, Liz Von Hoene, has always told me to jump on the opportunity to make photos for myself at the end of an assignment, and I was not going to let Liv Mathis move back to LA without getting in front of my lens. Thanks everyone for another awesome shoot!
Since graduation I've been trying to catch up on sleep in between running around and losing more of it. And I turned 22, which I believe puts me officially into the category of "Young Adult." I've taken a couple of trips with family and friends that I can't wait to show you some photos of, but first here's a fashion shoot that I've kept hidden for a little while.
Melanie here is an absolutely phenomenal model who happens to be a very good friend of a very good friend. When she came to visit Atlanta she helped make an off-the-cuff shoot into one of my favorites. She also got to join in on some Buckhead mayhem and other SCAD fun.
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Melanie B with OMG and Stephen Archer assisting
Hey stranger! As usual, I've been busy and thus slacking on blogging (trying to finish a degree takes up more time than I expected). I know I promised 6 blog posts from our Factor test shoot, so here's the last girl, Savannah. She's got such an awesome face and we made some of my favorite images of the day together. She's even wearing some of my clothes! Enjoy these and check back in a few days for some new portraits I've been working on.
Here's the next to last girl from the Factor test shoot, Elizabeth. I've raved about all the girls, but they really were just that great. She's a dancer and was awesome at keeping her face flawless even in the middle of jumping and spinning for Stephen's shots. And those freckles and blue eyes? Amazing. Hopefully you'll be seeing her on here again.
Stylist: Shreya Sen, Hair/MUA: Anya Mathis, Assistant: Brejon Wylie
Here's the third girl from our Factor Test, Jyanni. She's got an awesome face and a cool, laidback attitude that made her a breeze to work with. I did some experimenting with different lighting set ups for her since she was early in the morning. She was also the first girl that I used the natural light/chalkboard wall set for, and I fell in love with the way she looks on it. So check out the photos!
I had the pleasure a while back of putting together a huge test with new faces from Factor Women, a lovely agency here in Atlanta. 6 models, 2 photographers, 1 MUA, 1 wardrobe stylist, 1 photo assistant, 6 moms, 13 hours, 35 looks, and a bajillion photos taken. No really, I took over 1,400 photos.
I can't say enough about how absolutely awesome our team was, we couldn't have pulled off such a massive undertaking without them. The girls at Factor were amazing, too: every single girl was friendly, professional, and photographed so well. To start off the blog posts from the day, here's my photos of Becca!
I wish I could have had a quarter of her confidence in high school. She has a crazy cool wardrobe (stilettos, checkered jeans, mismatched neon socks), and was so excited to MOVE. It was hard to keep up with shooting her before she moved on to the next great pose. At one point she decided to lay upside down in a chair and still kept working her face. She was an absolute joy to work with.