Personal work is great, it lets you break free and become a bit more creative than you might be when shooting an assignment. So when Chelsea agreed to this series of shots I was pretty happy! I had scouted this location beforehand and it worked out well for us, it’s quite a bit north of San Francisco but sometimes you need to go that far to escape the fog.
Chelsea was great to work with, she stood in that long grass for ages while we took a series of photographs. On the subject of the long grass, if you have visited before you might recall on an earlier post I said “I’ll still take the girl in the long grass shot as soon as I have a girl to shoot and some long grass to shoot her in!“, well there you go…I delivered on my promise!
I think this was my favourite spot at this location, the trees, the road, the sun all just came together for about 10 minutes and Chelsea just shone!
And then we did this…
I’m not going to explain the photographs. There’s a lot of different sources of inspiration for these photographs; a song by my favourite band ballboy, a photographer, a beard, desire for personal growth….there will be more in the future.
These few images took a lot of work, a lot of preparation and organization to set up and take but it was a lot of fun! Working with a team with a single goal was a great experience. Many thanks to our super talented makeup artist Melanie Paulina, if you need an extraordinary makeup artist in the San Francisco Bay area you can find her at www.melaniepaulina.com. I also have to thank Chelsea for being so amazing and free and open to my eccentricity!
That’s all for this post. I can’t end without thanking everyone that made these photographs possible.