Last weekend I had the utmost pleasure of shooting my friend Kunal Nayyar and the lovely model/actress Allison Paige. Kunal needed some new editorial shots so along with Heather Kincaid and stylist/cousin extroidinaire Morgan Cox I headed out to downtown LA to have some fun. (Morgan was afraid we'd get "caught in a crossfire" ... but everything went smoothly ;) ) This post is long so sit back and enjoy- I had so much fun editing these, all these Operation Get Inspired shoots are really doing their job! Also, you might recognize Kunal from The Big Bang Theory on CBS- he plays Koothrappali - watch it- he's super duper funny as a nerdy scientist. We stuck with a "nerd actor actually CAN get the girl" theme...
We started underneath an overpass- using strobes and 50mm 1.2 and a reflector...
We moved down the street to a bright blue wall...no crossfire yet!
These next two go together perfectly, don't they? Kunal looks so suave! One reason I just love shooting editorially is that you really get a chance to tell a story with your models. I want to try to start adding some of those ideas to my engagement shoots.
Timmy's band used to practice at this old warehouse downtown and I remembered there was access to the train tracks overlooking downtown behind it- we got lucky because someone had already ripped a hole in the fence for us. We almost got caught in the crossfire down here but made it out okay. ;)
*maybe* my favorite shot of the day..