Lifestyle photographer—analog outtake new talent
Portrait photography—end of the role with Molly
Mamiya 6/Ektar 100
Carrying on the end of the role theme with this image of Molly. Studio portraiture with a fashion bias is something I love working on. Sometimes it’s a model that inspires a shoot and sometimes it’s a stylist or a combination of the two. This test shoot with Molly was inspired by a collaboration with the stylist Gillian Scholes. Just simple portraiture with different looks to create different moods.
Successful fashion models need a variety of attitudes and bring different emotions and poses at the click of a button. This is a skill developed over time, some have it and others don’t. As a lifestyle photographer or fashion photographer it's your role and responsibility to help guide new talent through this process. I often find not taking pictures at all helps. With new talent, it's more important to find out what interests them and will bring them to life in what can often be a stressful setting. Molly really rose to the challenge, this outtake is another example of the amazing random qualities analog photography spits back at you. See the full story here