Friday Evening - Victoria Park
The best thing about doing a photo shoot with a male model is that researching the subject is a lot of fun. So on Friday evening we went through the websites of all the different model agencies to find inspiration. We first collected all kinds of different photo shoot styles and we arranged them together on subject. In this way we could get an idea of what clothes to choose and where we wanted to shoot the next day. The concept of the photo series would be simply 'A Day with Krishan'. From waking up in the morning, shower (..) and dressing up scene, walk in the park, going out and an after party to finish.
Saturday - Victoria Park & Central London
After an amazing bacon and egg breakfast we started to sort out the big case of cloths that Krishan brought to my home. I don't have a great (some might say any) fashion sense, especially not when it comes to male fashion, so I was really glad Krishan has such a good taste in dressing himself! We tried to combine different outfits to create the different photographs we wanted. I was lucky enough to try out the new Nikon D800 that I borrowed from my friends at Greatcoat Films. So when Krishan was fiddling around with his underpants I was busy working out the different settings and buttons on the camera.
We started with the waking up shoot in bed followed by a shower scene in the bath room. I had never done anything like this so it was quite an interesting thing to do. Throughout the whole day we worked really hard because we had to recreate different scenes. The lighting is very important and sometimes it was very difficult to get it right. Especially because we had no equipement at all. But that is the charm of this project, trial and failure to improve. In the evening we went to central London to shoot in a more posh area around Bank station. We needed some back streets and fancy walls, so that is a good place to go. There is hardly anyone on the streets around that area in the weekends! We finished the day with some delicious Thai food at Busaba on Old Street.
Sunday - Victoria Park
On Sunday we were a bit unlucky with the weather. It was raining quite a lot and we still needed an outside shot. So we took an umbrella and did a great series of photo's in Victoria Park. I don't know what it is but when a man dresses up in a suit, he becomes ten times more attractive! (Yes even with men like Krishan) We finished up with some indoor house shots and called it a day. We had a lot of great photo's to edit! I sometimes send images to my phone and edit them in an iPhone App to get some inspiration. I thought that photoshopping a Wang Cat on his face was a great idea too! But he wasn't sure if that would compliment his features.