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so , you 're still stuck inside your pad with bad weather outside. winter, hurricane, thunderstorm, whatever.
if you're living in a city like me where everything stops with the snow falling, and the wind squalls,
you will relate to how dreadful it is being indoors .
i am a summer photographer, by nature (no pun intended).
i shoot most of my fashion work and model portfolio on location
using the best studio in the world, the studio of Mother Nature with the best strobe in the universe The Sun.
this is because after doggone years in the studio, i really don't want to stay in studio to shoot any more than i could. i also prefer the fresh air and gorgeous lighting the sun can provide with certain times of the day, ie. for me .. that being early early morning when the air is clean and the diffused light is bounced in the moisture to make the most beautiful and luminous fill light ever.
also, being up early to shoot in the fresh morning air gives both my models and myself that exuberance that brings out the energy in our work.
it's bias, of course, i am a very bias photographer. i am stubborn with my lighting, and not many studio lighting can satisfy me.
so, it comes as a big surprise to me, when i shoot three shoots in a row in the same week, all of myself as the model. self portraits
are something i do alot. you can say i had a lot of practise
when i started out in photography.
all those experiments with light placement, shadow, highlight, distance, texture,etc.. were mostly shooting self portraits as
that time, i had no luxury of models.
i suppose that pays off, as nowadays, i can pose almost any models
whether they have experience or not.
as my best friend once teased me, "if you can make yourself look that good, you can make any model look gorgeous. lol.!"
she also calls me "the man with the thousand faces, and the man who can change age and identity in every second pose".
i take that as a compliment. i guess so, that's why she is still my best friend going on 11 years , even though we haven't seen each other for this long.
what do you think?
have a lovely week .
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