The Black Diamond Bridge is pretty much visual perfection, so I was glad to finally utilize it in a shoot where I was behind the camera. This may have been one of my favorite shoots. There wasn’t too much pre-planning; people showed up, I threw some wardrobe options all over the floor, we winged the makeup and the only concrete plan was “we’ll shoot on the bridge,” which I think was to our benefit. I’m starting to realize there can definitely be such a thing as too much planning, and sometimes there’s a sense of satisfaction that comes with figuring things out along the way.
You’ve seen most of these faces before–my recurring models and members of the goth band, Astorian Stigmata. The black and orange tie-dye sweater was just a sale item I picked up at Target and altered with bleach, and while I loved the end result, no matter how many times I tried, it never looked right on me. Considering how right it looked in this shoot, I thought it was time to hand it over to a new owner.
We were absolutely freezing that day, fought off bouts of vertigo, and I held my breath as one of the dudes balanced on railings and thin beams above the river to create good photo ops (those pictures sadly didn’t not come out like I wanted them to). And while I took a few candids of everyone warming up in colorful winter bubble coats, I decided to leave those unpublished–don’t want to detract from anyone’s goth cred.
And here’s a meta picture to end on–me all bundled up in my serious biz, keeping-it-simple-so-I-don’t-fall-on-the-train-tracks photo-taking garb.
So what do you think of this shoot? Feel free to leave any feedback below.