Engine Work

We ran a few hours late the day of our on-location shoot with Matt Martin. Agitated we would be forced to rush against the setting sun, I grabbed a last-minute and unplanned outfit as a back-up in case we ran out of light and could move to a garage. After all, Matt is a mechanic and the garage is where I thought he may be most comfortable. I learned from my shoots with Gravy that the more comfortable and relaxed we are, the better images we capture. Case in point: when I sort a set of images, most of what I land up using are from the second half of the shoot. The later images turn out better, with everybody at their highest level of comfort. No surprise then that although three story lines outlined the day’s shoots, I am pulling more images out of the impromptu garage set. Moral of the story: art must flow, and in a photo shoot the flow is a merge between photographer, subjects, objects, and the scene. Work it, baby!

I liked how the engine and many items in the garage matched the shirt I grabbed to wear.

Matt works hard on his body and at his trade. We thought it would be fun to show him off. Well pleased to have planned and nailed this shoot with him. It was a fun day.

Speakeasy Photos

MUAH: Danyelle “The Hair Maverick” Johnson
Model: Matt Martin
Blouse by Ains & Elke StyleHaus

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