Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot choreographer Dominque Horton with up and coming stylist Taylor Wilson. I am at the core a fashion guy so when I’m lucky enough to be shooting someone who knows their body paired with someone who likes pushing the lines of fashion; it almost guarantees a great shot. I enjoy the look and feel of the big fashion magazines and this shoot gave me the space to play and practice that very same thing. I have always admired how the photographers were able to catch and freeze these moments of grace and flare at just the right moment. I often thought that almost super-human sense of timing was a talent all to its self. It is something I find myself trying to replicate in my own work. I think I got pretty close on this one. what do you think?
I think Hugh Hefner would be proud, A theme centered around the classic Play Boy Bunny look. The set up for a shoot like this is always a bit challenging because there are so many ways to approach it. I ultimately decided I wanted to recreate the feel of Kate Moss’s PlayBoy spread shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
A successful merger of the Elegant and erotic; they tastefully handled a shoot for a “nude magazine” in a way that took it from just objectification into art. Finding that balance in aesthetic was important to me because the urban glamour genre is over-saturated with the polished to perfect candy gloss look that too much time in photoshop will give you. Not to knock that look by any means but In a way; the woman is lost in that style of work and you are left with mostly body parts to ogle. I wanted the sexiness but as a whole person not just a collection of T&A lol. I believe it came together nicely. I’ll do a further breakdown of the technical stuff if I get enough request but beyond that thanks for taking the time to read my 1st official blog post. Much Love- D.whit爱