Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of working with one of my favorite hairstylists, Marie Arnez Salon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Everything was set for a successful shoot, but of course there is always something unexpected that happens.
I rented equipment for the lighting that I was going to use for the head shots, however, I miscalculated and realized that the shipping was going to be $100 more than I had anticipated. At first I freaked out. Yes, indeed I did. But after much thought, I pulled myself together and knew that I could still get the job done, with natural light.
I was amazed as Mr. Tommy Arnez did each woman's hair with care and sophistication. His work is just like art, as my photography is to him. I loved seeing him in his element. Posing was difficult as the women weren't professional models. But I used my creativity to highlight the hair in unique ways. The simplicity worked and I am happy with the results. Of course, there are many things I would do differently, as I believe all artists should push themselves as far as they can go.
This pose was inspired by Lorenzo Bringheli, an amazing photographer, who constantly inspires me.
In what ways do you approach creative head shots? Who inspires you? Let me know in the comments section!