I was recently able to sit down with Meredith and use a new method of building a concept. This new method enables both the subject and the photography to form a concept that both relate to and love. We decided on two concepts. One was the joy of freedom. The other was the anxiety of a new relationship, inspired by the song Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey.
We partnered with Bryana BMK for makeup, and I built the red room set up just for the photos. I LOVE this sort of team work and getting the chance to build an entire set just for my photos. This is what we came up with together.
As I said, I built the red room set. I constructed it out of pine and Masonite. Then used paintable embossed wall paper. The window I used is from a hundred year old home my wife and I used to rent, that had their windows replaced and gave us a couple to keep. It was a very great blessing to be able to dream this idea up, them make it happen. In the past I’ve driven around to find abandoned homes, or just used the outdoors. For this shoot I knew this was exactly what I wanted it to look like, but knew that it was a slim chance I could find a place that looked like this. So I knew I had to build it. This has led to some really exciting plans for larger more elaborate sets for 2014. I’m really excited about it!
The sunlight created in the photos was simply done with a yellow gel placed over a flash and placed in the window. The leaves you see in the window are from a fake tree I placed there to make it feel more like it was a real home.
Thank you for letting me share with you. I hope you are able to express your heart in some way today.
God Bless You,