As many of you know, I’ve done several shoots with Sharon. And they just keep getting better. It’s great when the models you work with feel like friends. This was a shoot we put together real quick back in February right before Sharon left for Indonesia, where she is currently killing it as an international model.
This shoot also marks the unfortunate last shoot I was able to do on the roof of my studio. After this shoot, I asked to go up there with a model as I had done several times before, and suddenly it was completely off limits to me. Oh well. It was good while it lasted.
As well as a “last”, this shoot also has a “first”. This was the first shoot I’ve done with digital in a very long time, and the first ever I’ve processed with VSCO. I shot some film rolls as well, but with how expensive shooting and developing film is, I can’t afford to shoot for everything and also pay the rent. Rather than telling awesome models like Sharon, “No, I can’t afford to shoot with you,” it seemed a better business decision to simply invest in a good digital camera. I still am primarily a film shooter, especially for weddings, and will be for as long as I can. But I’m not the type of film shooter who is rabidly anti-digital for every circumstance. Digital works well in certain contexts, just like film is better in others. Fashion photography is just one of those industries where it’s really difficult to shoot film exclusively.