I recently travelled to the United States and had the interesting experience of spending a few nights staying at The Standard in downtown LA. Quite an odd hotel to say the least, but full kudos to the place for being so awesome.
This is what happens when you mix one of the rooms at the standard, a US glamour model and a photographer on a mission to try and create something unique and awesome.
All images processed in Adobe Camera RAW 7 - photoshop only used on the first image.
My equipment used:
Canon 5D Mk II Body
85mm F/1.8 Lens
Canon 580 EX II Speedlight
2 x Pocketwizard Plus II radio triggers
Talent: Brittany Littleton
© Nick Walters 2012
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I had the oppurtunity to shoot Anusuya (Sui) earlier this year and I decided to wait until the last minute to decide what to do with her.
Given the fact that Suiis a life model, I literally had the option to shoot anything I wanted within reason. I felt this was a perfect time to experiment in my studio with a number of tricks that I have learned over the years. My overall goal was to get out of my comfort zone and ideally produce a series of images that were emotive and intense but not too graphic in nature.
I didnt want to be predictable and I really wanted to also take the oppurtunity to provide Sui with something fresh for her portfolio.
A number of these shots were taken with the lens detached from the camera. This is really quite tricky to master but can lead to some spectacular images (or total failures!)
I am really quite proud of the results, the shoot from start to finish - including editing these images was less than an hour. I would happily recommend Anusuya to any pho ...
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