So technically it is a day late but what can I say except I blame it on the long weekend. This week I wanted to share the latest images I took for Jai Jai Prince's song First Kiss on his debut EP. Jai and I have been shooting for a few years now and I love the creative freedom and trust that I am given. If you have worked with me before you will often hear me say, I've got an idea or can we try something out. My mind never stops and I always like trying something different. With this project it was these, more creative images that made the final cut. After fulfilling the beauty brief I wanted to try a different style. A more contrasting look which Jai preferred. Do you have a favourite?
So it has been an entertaining week with both video and still shoots as well as social activities. Lots of fun projects to keep me happily busy. I can not wait to share when everything is finished. I had a bit of travelling this week which was great to visit new places but man it does all add up and I am definitely feeling it this Sunday evening. Asking for a friend but when is it too early to call it a night?
So this week I thought I would share some images from a fairly recent shoot. I love playing with perspective and trying to create dynamic images. Obviously these were taken in the last few minutes once we had the money shot but I like to mix things up and offer some more playful options.
So I didn't get through my to do list this week as I had a few last minute jobs. I feel like now more than ever it is so important to be flexible as plans change in a moment. So my original three day editing plan did not pan out but I am thoroughly enjoying looking back at work and seeing how my photography style has developed.
I started this week with a fun family shoot and catch up. Over the years I have had many people enquire about family shoots and I have always said I am happy to shoot natural portrait moments rather than a more stylised setting. I met up with Kalki and her family in our local park. We got rained on a few times but chalked it up to a proper London experience. Such a great way to start the week.
I have previously written about the importance of test shoots and as I update my website (still working on this) I realised that it is important I start allocating time every month to do this. I have been working on a few ideas and as work starts to become more manageable I want to focus on pushing those creative boundaries. If you want to work with me, please make sure you follow me on Instagram and Facebook as I generally post details on these pages when I am looking for models and other creatives. As I was looking through some old hard drives I discovered these images I took of Kimberly from our very first test shooting in 2016. Always good to look back at old work and see how your style has developed.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography