I am pleased to announce my first of hopefully a series of shoots at Wynwood Walls went fantastic. Not without a hitch however. We did have 1 model out of 6 who could never find us. I had over a dozen models male and female asking me to participate in the shoot. I had originally planned on shooting 1-3 models feeling each model deserves all the attention I can muster up. I guess I couldn’t say no to the final models asking to get in on it. I knew it would be very difficult to coordinate 5-6 models with 3 different themes: PUNK, SWIMSUIT and GLAMOUR. Parents and siblings attended the shoot and I think there may have been a dozen or more people hovering around each and every move. Pressure!!! I loved it. I tried my hardest to give each model ample photography opportunity and also took group photos for each theme. At the end of the day I took about 80+ photographs of each model and at least 50 or so group or combination shots.
Lessons learned? It is HOT at 4:00 pm at Wynwood. Find shade fast. Look for contrasting colors and shadows. Keep hydrated…. I couldn’t get enough water down. I also learned that most venues, restaurants, bars etc. are very photographer and model friendly. Every one I asked said, sure you can shoot here. I found a perfect place to shoot the models in their swimsuit. It was inside a bar/restaurant. The even said yes, then he asked are they all over 18? Woops…. I am going back there with 18+ models. It will be fantastic.
If you are interested in participating in one of my future model shoots at Wynwood or other venues, please DM me. I am sure all participants will give a resounding positive recommendation. They all had FUN, FUN, FUN, and so did I.
Thank you DAMA for recommending me to these fantastic, fun models!