Portrait photographer Tim Cole shoots Tania Boler
Portraits of Tania Boler the CEO of ELVIE.
Working with a marketing agency, portrait photographer Tim Cole was asked to shoot Tania Boler's portrait for her website press pack. Tanier Boler is the CEO of Elvie. Working in the studio the agency requested a number of different looks to create a set of imagery with variety and offer different moods and expressions. The portrait photographer worked quickly and efficiently in the space provided. Working in a large basement with natural light the portrait photographer was able to achieve about four different looks.
The first set of images used a simple area of the studio with a black radiator and whitewashed brick wall. The stylist had prepared a number of different outfits for the shoot and a blue dress was chosen for this scene. The lighting was kept simple so the portrait photographer could work quickly. Direct flash lighting was used to create a more fashion look and feel to the portraits.
The second set up involved using different coloured colorama backgrounds to create a simple but more playful backdrop. The backgrounds cut across the set at different intervals so Tania could interact with them to create more depth in the photographs. The stylist chose a more casual look for this sequence with a jean and blouse combination. The portrait photographer used the space to create portraits of varying composition and attitude with Tania crouching and standing in the space. Engaging directly with the camera the portrait photographer pushed a more direct approach to the images.
The final set up involved the use of a kitchen space with a glass brick wall letting light in from the street above. Tania was able to sit in this sequence with the use of a laptop and use her products as props. The general mood of this set was a lot softer as the natural light was strong enough to be used without flash. The portrait photographer chose to work with the light on offer to work more quickly and achieve more spontaneous results. At the end of the session, Tania reviewed the images and was very pleased with what the portrait photographer had been able to achieve in the time given.