Paige is not your average model by any means. She's the front woman of Nashville-local Visionary Artist Phenix. I know, "if she's a Nashville local, what about the title mentioning Wisconsin?". You'd never guess it, but this girl was born and raised in Wisconsin. With immense diversity in her music, fashion, and interests Paige is surprising at every turn. That all being said, we had the idea of photographing at a basketball court. Then we decided on a tennis court instead. Then as Paige was about to to get the outfits ready more arrived in the mail. We ended up choosing a striped almost running suit. We felt this would match well with the lines of the Tennis Court.
We started with some up-close headshots, then moved to full-length poses, all standing. Then I decided it'd be cool to attempt some of the new photo trends of these images with lengthy low-angle shots. An athletic type shoot seemed the perfect opportunity.
Then of course, we had to use the net.
I'm endlessly torn between black and white and colored images. I much prefer black and white, but my rule on using it is if the color in the image doesn't contribute enough, get rid of it. However, on a shoot like this where the colors are so vibrant, I want to keep most of them in color. Mainly the only images I choose to edit in black and white become the portraits or images with harsh shadows.
Outfit #2: the Jenny From the Block suit. We made an entire loop around Nashville to find no location we really liked. Heading back into downtown, there was a street I knew we were coming close to that had a downhill view and the light was just about golden hour so it may look pretty cool. We gave it a shot. Mainly we used a fence with barbed wire around what looked to be some kind of auto lot.
Per tradition, an after and before image with the color changes:
Lastly, we used the middle of the street. There wasn't much if any traffic at the time, the sun was in the perfect spot, we couldn't pass up the opportunity.
For a photographer having a mild identity crisis, this was the best way to help get me out of it. Being able to have such a truly creative shoot versus a session with a shot list or schedule was so freeing. I'm looking forward to doing more shoots in this vein.
Huge thanks to:
Model: Paige / Phenix Jumpsuit and Matching Track Suit : Fashion Nova Locations: The Beautiful City of Nashville