I tend to shoot in color most of the time, however I really wanted to shoot in black and white and really focus on the stark contrast of the images. I had fun with this shoot as it was something different and I enjoyed photographing each model’s unique characteristics.
Jan is from Germany and I met him the fall semester of my sophomore year at UNCG. Shooting with him was a great opportunity that I really enjoyed.
Monochromatic photoshoots always seem to catch my eye. I drove past this blue wall and knew I had to shoot there and try it out.
Keli Shae has her own Youtube channel and I met her through Instagram. I always enjoy shooting with her as she comes in with her own creative ideas. It is always fun to work with another creative person and combine ideas to create something really cool.
Monochromatic photography is something I always wanted to try. When I heard my friend’s dad had a red mustang, there was no way I wasn’t going to take pictures with it. I wanted to make the primary colors really pop.
I had an 80s fashion project for my design class and once I got assigned the project, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to incorporate color and various 80s fashion trends. Anna was the perfect model for this shoot as she had tons of options to choose from. Definitely one of my favorite shoots.
Abby is an English major so I felt it was only right to do a photoshoot in the library. Going into this shoot, I wanted to go for a vintage orangey vibe. It was a fun shoot as I had never shot in a library before this.
I saw a black and white picture of Frank Ocean that inspired me for this shoot. I wanted to focus on the human body and the really emphasize the forms. I wanted a strong contrast between black and white to give even more emphasis on the human body.
Downtown Greensboro is filled with various colorful murals so I tend to find myself shooting there often. Oftentimes models are very serious but I felt the need to get some candid shots of the models genuinely smiling and laughing.
Abby - Downtown
There’s this one bridge near downtown greensboro that is completely color blocked in tons of vibrant colors. When I passed the bridge I knew I wanted to do a shoot there and emphasize the various colors. I had a lot of fun with this shoot and playing around with the surrounding colors.
I had a project inspired by Annie Leibovitz and was inspired by one picture where there was a group of women in fancy dresses in an alley. I changed it up and incorporated my own style in it as well. For this shoot, we shot outside of a CVS after it had rained and I decided to shoot through the reflections in the puddles. I really enjoyed emulating another photographer’s style while incorporating my own as well.
The Watson wedding was my first wedding I shot. The wedding was set at this beautiful scenic park. With it being Fall, I wanted to have an orange/yellow tone in the pictures. It was such a beautiful day and I am grateful I was able to capture the special day for the couple.
I got the opportunity to photograph a furniture event in High Point, NC (furniture capital of the world…crazy!) for the company Calligaris. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed working with the company.
River Arts District
This was one of my first projects for my Studio Lighting course. We focused on one lighting set ups and the tonal quality of the images.
Second project in my studio lighting class focused on two or more lighting setups and the use of color.