I wanted to convey the tension and disconnect that would come from a tragic love story perspective. These two inspired me to do just that. It always helps when your models are as much into your vision as they are at helping facilitate it. We were shooting downtown about midday on Main St, Buffalo.
The MUA just finished up her first look and were set to go. I had no idea what perspectives I wanted to work , or what lighting to use so I just started shooting. Light became so important, but was so secondary to them. Sometimes as a photographer you need to remind yourself that whats in front of you is your main focus.
The ability to carry presence through a viewfinder and into a finalized image is what makes moments like this for me . If you've read any other of my blogs the happy mistakes that tend to find me have done so again. Its almost a life lesson in a sense. Explore all possibilities or risk losing the moment. As an artist there are no limits in perspective. The only limitation is yourself.
The reflections in these photographs were purely environmental and required no post embellishment from me at all. What more natural way to portray a disconnect. Though there are 2 models I would hope that upon digesting the images and the theme that the conclusion would be this is who we all are as humans. We thrive and die by the conflict we impart. We could all be better for it, we just need to survive ourselves.
Models: Jordan Mackey, Eli Dacruz
MUA: Megan Krug