I am in the process of searching old images for post production. When I do this I frequently find images that I never shared or really studied at all. I never shared it because I found the window reflections annoying. Maybe they are but when I saw it I laughed out loud so the image works on some level.
This window was on a street in central Milan Italy not far from the Central Park.
Last week Dale Schmitt and I opened our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.
This image was taken in 2009 in Milan Italy and is entitled The Model and the Cyclist.
This is one of my favorite shots and for some reason I never have published it. I was on a fashion shoot at what we thought was an abandoned train station. I have shared some photos from that shoot before.(one,two). We had been there for about an hour, not a soul in sight. The model was doing outfit changes behind a deserted building and then a train pulled in and these two guys got off the train and immediately checked their watches. We were both stunned but Pat had the good sense to run over to the train and strike a pose. A magic moment.
Last weekend my daughter was married at The Palmer House in the great American city of Chicago. I love living in the country. The beautiful vistas, dark skies and plentiful wildlife are wonderful. However, I miss the “juice” of being in the city. You don’t see something like this in the wilderness.
When I first started to shoot portfolios for fashion models it mostly was done in the studio. Early on though, I was fortunate to meet a real pro and she wanted to go on location. It was an education. I have published another image for this shoot as All Aboard. I picked her up and she loaded clothes in the back of my car and told me to drive to this old deserted train station in Greensburg. She understood the “derelict” look decades ahead of Zoolander This is another image from that day long ago.
A long time ago I used to shoot photographs for model’s portfolios. Most of these were done in my studio under controlled lighting. Kim was a model that I used for my Photography classes in Pittsburgh and she wanted to have some fashion photographs in exterior locations. We found this old deserted barn and did most of the shots outside the barn where there was decent light. I have always like this one the best however and think it is one of the best back-lit images in my collection. You see other images and buy prints of this one at my commercial gallery.