Sundaye and Jon were a blast to photograph. In addition to being fun, they were BOTH positively striking. The shoot consisted of me, a lovely assistant, and Joe who shot some video. I fell in love with Bryant park as a natural backdrop for photography shoots, which once again confirmed my belief that backgrounds need to be 'real'. They need to have a depth and texture (sometimes even color). I'm sure that studio backdrops serve some purpose too, but a real-life background adds so much character to an image. Besides, you can always blow out a background by directing a little more light on it to achieve the white wall look, or make it go dark or black by underexposing it. Anyway, we got lucky and the weather was gorgeous. I think the pictures tell the story of the day pretty well
Sundaye sitting before a make-up artist. I love the dramatic shadow of the brush on the wall.
Around and about Bryant Park!
Talking in Bryant Park
The fountain of joy : )
Last grayscale image… promise!