Got a little post apocalypse in my last photo shoot with Renee, and had a blast with it. We were down by the Ducati Dealership (if you want to check out the ladies on the bikes – go right here). The place we were taking pictures at was a nearly abandoned warehouse with just one company, and a lot of storage space. Tons of motor cycles, tons of vespas, and some really nice private space with heavy industrial gear, a table, and a wall of windows that had been partially painted over. You can’t get better than that if you are thinking of the zombie apocalypse, walking dead kind of story line.
For magic add Renee, a gas mask, and an awesome latex out fit and let her go for broke. She was totally awesome throughout the whole day, but this is the set I like the best. As usual the things I like the best are the ones that the pundits tend to pass on, but I am cool with that. Sometimes you just have to shoot your own space, your own ideas, and get the images you wanted to get.
I think a lot of photographers are just searching for commercial success, and taking images that they know will sell. Kids, sunsets, sun rises, nature, but there is something awesome about grit. Grit, dirt, the dark places we inhabit, also need to be explored. Subcultures are beautiful, and I am so profiting by the time I am spending learning from Patrick Andraste that this is getting to be more of the kind of photography I want to do. There is something awesome here, awesome in a beginners kind of way.
While I will be spending the next two months doing event photography over at Emerald City Comic Con, The Steampunk Ball, Sakuracon, Norwest Con, and other places, I need to revisit this style. In the mean time – enjoy Renee post apocalypse latex and gas mask.