July was a very fertile month in which a few headshots and portraits sessions came to live brightening the day of a hard working myself and models.
Here are some headshots and behind the scenes photos from our collaboration at London’s Venth Studio, which I often visit to learn and hire photographic studio with the equipment and accessories – I have my mind on that gorgeous old style sofa (thanks, guys!). The theme for the shoot was 1920s prohibition with two characters fighting for power and doing shady business during these hard times. We have used clothes and accessories that were relating to that era and during the session played music that helped to focus on the characters and their lives’ scenarios. Working with actors is really fun as they mostly have great imagination and can pull out the ideas and explore them very fast, meaning expressing the emotions and certain profiles is very easy for them. For a photographer, it makes the job more thrilling as building rapport and seeing your ideas appear on the model’s face so clearly is very enjoyable.
The photos at the end of this post showing some horrific scene has been edited with crudely stuck another photo on top of the model’s face, as she wishes to remain anonymous! Well, that’s an afterthought probably. Don’t worry everyone, the cigarette was not lit or even real for that matter, the set was fully safe and no human was hurt during the session!