I love creative people. Well, I love all people. BUT I consider creative people to be my people. I had the supreme pleasure of meeting and photographing one of my people at the Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV. I know what you're thinking: Senior photos in a Penitentiary?! I thought it was definitely out of the box as well.
What's wrong with being out of the box?
Most of the time, that's where the magic happens
I think senior photos should absolutely reflect the person and their personality // through attire, location, and shooting style.
The viewer should take one look at your photos and think... "that's them, that is a visual of exactly who they are."
I think we nailed that with Josie's images. She is artsy. She likes darkness and creepy things. She is an artist. Her passion is special effects makeup. She showed me images of her work-
We kept this shoot organic and only used natural light...in a very dark place // it challenged me in the best way.
Josie, you are beautiful // and funny // and artistic // and talented // and you are going to do crazy amazing things with your life.
Thank you for driving 3 hours and hiring me to shoot your unique idea. It was so nice meeting you.
Here are a few of my favorites...
Thank you to Josie's father, her grandmother, & Tom and the Moundsville Penitentiary staff for helping this special young lady's idea come to life.
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