I wanted to get a gritty, attitudey (if that’s a word), but still oh so cool and chic, look to this fashion shoot in a car park. As a Sussex photographer, I’m always on the lookout for locations local to me in Sussex. When you start looking you’d be amazed how many there are. Everywhere.
For a while now I’ve had my eye on a crash barrier in a car park. As you do. It was perfectly angled for a shot with the early morning winter sun coming in low and backlighting my model. I always prefer to backlight my images, rather than blind my models, but not only for that reason – I like soft light. Bright direct sun onto the face can be so harsh.
Now I’m going to contradict myself, because we did turn the shot around and have the sun behind me. I asked Jade to keep her eyes shut in between shots and then open briefly to look straight down the lens with a bit of attitude to suit our shoot style. I love the contrast.
Jade did brilliantly, and looking at the photos you’d have no idea that she was in fits of giggles between each perfectly composed shot. I really should resist cracking jokes when we’re trying to be cool and serious.
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