Ryan and I met up last week to do his senior photos, and after discussing some ideas, which started out pretty broad, focusing on his drumming, down to a pretty specific set of things we wanted to do. We started out shooting in studio, then moved to a location that I had been wanting to use for quite some time but never really felt like it would fit with any other clients/concepts, however for what Ryan and I had in mind, it was perfect. So we headed down to a semi-torn down building [that I still don't know the history of] off of Irving Blvd. in Dallas and set up Ryan's drum kit, albeit quite differently than it normally would have been. See, the concept Ryan wanted to shoot, and that I fell in love with once I thad thought it over a bit, was to have his kit just piled in on itself, sticks everywhere, etc. (hence the semi-demolished building). What I had in mind on the drive to the shoot changed pretty rapidly once we got to the shoot. Instead of shooting away from the building, we went into it, getting some pretty cool shots with a really simple set up...just a camera, no reflector, no strobes, quick, mobile, set up. After loading his drums back into his dad's car, we wandered around, getting some shots of Ryan longboarding around in the area, something I had been wanting to do for quite some time, as well as checking out a few more areas that were pretty close to grab some quick portraits in.
It was a super rad shoot, tons of fun hanging out with an old buddy and getting the privilege to take his senior photos.