Why have I not spent more time exploring Marquette's shores? How can I possibly love Marquette any more than I do? Why did it take so long to schedule a shoot with these radiant beauties? When is the last time I washed my hair? Three of those things are related to this shoot.Read More
We've only got a few more weeks of summer and I'm trying to shove everyone I know and love in front of my camera before I and/or they run off to school and have no more free time forever, amen. It's only sort of working, so if you're someone I know and love, know I love you and I'm working on it.
One such person I know and love is Nicholas. We met last winter during NMU's production of Scrooge where he and I played Young Ebenezer Scrooge and his fiancée Isabel and I had the privilege of sharing a two minute scene in which I walked in, dumped him, dropped the mic, and left. (Modern synopsis, also, spoilers?).
My shooting style is such that I sing a lot of the directions, make broken conversation about esoteric subjects and often change my mind mid pose. Unfailingly optimistic and one of the kindest human beings I've ever met, Nick was unfazed by my tendency to discuss the ethics of cloning while trying to photograph him. He's a champion.
The artificial light set ups were taken on my back porch just in case we needed to be out of the rain because, per Marquette's absurd weather patterns, it was pouring rain just under an hour before we started shooting. I'm still figuring out my style with them, but the ability to turn my incredibly slanted porch into a studio is something I am very much into. One of these days I'll remember to get a behind the scenes shot and you and I can laugh about how un-legit it looks off camera. But until then, the moveable pseudo-studio is making me look way more together than I actually am.
Since it cleared off, we headed out to Mother Superior with my first love, natural light. I will never ever get tired of photographing Marquette sunsets lakeside. I swear I've never seen the same one twice.