Here we go.
The images that follow are not the soft, natural loved-up kind of portraits we post on a regular basis. They are not “real moments”, or simply captured emotions. You will not find anything remotely straight out of camera. That’s what we do on a regular basis, and we love it, and we’ll keep doing it for our clients. But this?? This was for us.
That morning in the desert, we had one goal in mind : push. Push our cameras harder, even if it meant not getting the shot at all. Push our comfort levels. Push our bodies. Push our models until they hurt. Push everything we knew about the way we “usually” shoot. And just maybe… hopefully… we’d come back with a product that was just the push we needed.
We did that. Mack and I, along with our friends Kevin & Nicole from Berg Photography and our fantastic dear friends-turned-somewhat-reluctant-models Abby & Eric. We did it together. And I’m so so so proud. You can see more pictures from The Bergs by visiting their blog.
I’m not going to write commentary during this blog… there’s no real story. There’s just (at least in my humble opinion) increasing levels of badassery. I’m quite frankly shaking with nerves waiting for the comments to come in on this post, as I always am when we step out of our box. But if you have time to comment on just one thing, I’m begging you to give a shout out to Abby & Eric. They were so anxious about this, and so dedicated. They worked their faces off. My precious friends, you were complete rock stars. Thank you for trusting me.
We started before dawn, running on literally no sleep, and worked through dust and rocks and aches and pains and rain and other challenges. We barely scratched the surface of what was available to us at the photographer’s paradise that is Nelson’s Landing, Nevada… so I guess that means we’ll have to go back.
For now, oh internet… here are the results of our experiment. Here is, “The Break Down”.
That’s a wrap!
Now, I’m just plain itching for our next destination… traveling inspires me, and we always shoot some of our best work when we’re pushed out of our element. Any votes on where we should explore next??