My desire to create photographs with models began after I researched fashion photographers Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle and Richard Avedon in college. From there I began doing test shoots with either friends or models off of ModelMayhem.com and eventually all of the social media platforms that I was on. This hobby eventually blossomed into a passion of mine that has been going strong for about 5 years now. I like to experiment with a combination of the environment, the after-edits, the lighting and wardrobe to achieve a desired effect from the image.
These photos are from a series that I cut, sewed and hemmed clothing for my models to wear. I re-purposed things like dresses, medical lab coats, shower curtains, window drapes and fabric to create new and exciting designs for my photographs.
When it comes to product shots, the lighting is everything for me. I started doing product photography with objects that were mostly glass. This meant that the reflections were next to impossible to eliminate from the image and there would always be some “flaw” to the object. But, through years of trial and error, I progressed and wound up obtaining an acute understanding of how lighting works especially when it comes to reflections and shadows.
Jake has photographed headshots for artists and business professionals alike. He has grown accustomed to reaching in and pulling out a natural reaction from his subjects no matter the circumstance. This area of photography is one that really put the person on the spot and he does a great job at bringing out the best characteristics in each shot.
These are series of photographs where I tried to look further by only using one object or focus of an image. From something as small as a cigarette to something as big as the moon.
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