This weekend I had the chance to work on a very interesting concept with Dan Minicucci Photography, and Model Alena Renay. Dan is one of my favorite photographers to work with, but due to crazy schedules, we were unable to collaborate for the last few months. Lucky for us, our schedules lined up (for at least one day) and we were able to shoot an idea Dan and I have been chatting about for a while.
Androgyny is something that comes up frequently in modeling. A lot of times, especially in more high fashion styled settings, I've found that models with a more androgynous look are more versatile and therefore, used more often. We decided to play on that idea, and with Alena, we were able to create some contrasting dynamics in our images.
I hear quite often that people assume I'm taller than I actually am when they see my pictures versus when they meet me in person (I guess I must photograph tall?). I'm only 5'4 (without heels), but if I'm posing alone, I can gain a few more inches. That didn't exactly happen in this shoot though...
Alena is a stunning model, and at 6' (without any shoes on), she had quite the height on me, especially when we stood next to each other for our duo shots.
I've never felt so short before... (I'm sure she hears that a lot).
We worked together smoothly, even with our height differences, and I was very pleased with how things flowed (I've found it helps when the people you work with are all friendly/easy to get along with, and you can laugh together).
Dan set up a studio in Alena's living room (thanks for providing the space Alena!), and you'd never know we were in someone's home (unless you see either of her cats, Breakfast or Mooshka - sorry if I ruined the spelling of his name- curiously nosing about the set) if you saw the awesome shots we took.