Timing is everything, and if you have an open window to create something special… Do it. Every chance you get. I’ve collaborated with Matty a lot over the past two years and he’s always down to try out my crazy ideas. This time I asked what his shower setup looked like to see if we’d be able to shoot a few concepts I had in mind. After a drive to Nashville, and a pop up studio in a shower, we were good to go.
This was the first shot. Just a test for lighting with Matty’s hand, but for whatever reason it looks kinda cool.
Here’s a blurry behind the scenes GoPro shot from our setup. Really simple. We started with two lights, a blacked out shower (not the easiest to make happen), and one lens.
With this series I wanted to try and create something dark but colorful all while water dripped down the glass. This was the very first frame and ended up being one of my favorites.
We hadn’t planned on shooting Matty while actually under running water. Mostly we just wanted to get the glass with some water drops falling down it and a little steam. Half way through we tried turning on the water and I couldn’t have been happier with the result. Having the water bounce off in a million directions created such a cool look that was great to capture. For this set up we only used one light from behind.
I love this photo. The water falling down the glass distorted his face in the perfect way to bring out a different and more somber emotion than usual. Something about it just seemed special.
I feel like here is where I should say that every image is captured in camera and not manipulated outside of simple adjustments. This is my attempt at a blockbuster movie style poster. I always love when you see a lot of particles flying around and this was the perfect way to achieve that.
Alien space colors?
My favorite image from the shoot. In this frame his face was dark in the shadows and it made a cool effect. It becomes less about the facial expression and brings out all the energy of the moment.
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Canon 6D + Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART lens
Keeping it simple with the gear.