This session was yet another experiment. I had pulled out my beauty dish for the first time in years. I simplified from a four light setup, down to one. I played with throwing complimentary colours into the background, vice the typical white/grey/black setups I’m known for. And dramatic shadows vice flat lighting.
All part of my progression into portraiture, as a compliment to the headshots I currently shoot.
One of the things I’ve always promised myself, is that I’d never let myself grow complacent in my photography. That as I achieved goals, I’d always find new direction to push in. This new style, inspired heavily by Lindsay Adler’s work, is doing exactly that for me right now. And I’m crazy happy with where it’s taken my work already.
As to Adele herself; I’ve been describing her to my photographer friends as someone you simply cannot take a bad photo of. And I stand by that. She’s a stunning young lady, but she’s got this vibe to her that sets her apart. A certain playful coyness that I love to capture. There is no denying that she made these portraits amazing.