Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shooting Fashion : Silas Vassar III

A few weeks back I had the opportunity catch up with my friend Silas on the University of Memphis campus after a year of being away at grad school (Ohio University). If anyone reading this follows my Instagram account they know I'm attracted to light or pockets of light, it's what most of my images include. It's just a style I love. Of course from the photojournalism side of things you hear  "this is good, but where is the moment, you need a person hear" etc... , well I'm not too hung up on that it all really just depends on the style of the person holding the camera and the individual viewer's.

We were walking around finding a place to sit and discuss some things when I happen to come across this wall of light and decided to put Silas in that environment, to see what results it would yield. I really like these simple portraits that I've captured of Silas, it was my vision, and thats why I appreciate it.

This type of photography is getting back to my first love of the art from. Setting up things and posing people, its somthing I didn't really like to do, even though I shot fashion over and over again during my time at the University of Memphis. I think now I'm starting to like this type of photography again because I know what I want, how to do it, and how I like to work. Looking to move toward more editorial portrait, lifestyle, and specific types of fashion in the future.

(photos may appear not sharp viewing in the post alone, so click the image to see full resolution quality)

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