We did a posing webinar and then had a little session.
I love fashion. I love everything to do with it. It’s hard for me to pass up any chance of photographing it. So, after Easton and I led a virtual class on posing recently, we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and create some magic.
We didn’t have a lot of time so I decided to try a new-to-me location that was between me and Virginia Beach. As a photographer, doing a session has a certain level of unknown already. Adding an unknown location to the mix amplifies the uncertainty by a magnitude of 10. You don’t know the angles, you don’t know the light, you don’t know how the locals will react to it, et cetera.
One thing that wasn’t an unknown was Easton’s ability to rock whatever she’s doing. She just gets it. There’s no other way to put it. At one point I said “Time to do some Matrix ish.” She started to bend and move like her joints were made of Jell-O. The funny part was that, after 10 minutes of doing it, she admitted she had never actually seen the movie but got the reference. That foot on the wall? 100 percent her.
Having her in front of the camera allowed me to settle back and concentrate on just being a photographer.
Two of my tenets on doing fashion are that you can follow trends or you can set them and it’s not what you wear but how you wear it or make it your own. Take jeans, for example. The basic premise of jeans hasn’t changed in over 100 years. But look at the versions we’ve had over those years. Bell-bottom, boot cut, designer, acid-wash, stone wash, ripped, low riders, high-waisted…the list goes on. Easton made hers unique by painting the white stripe on hers.
That’s pure magic, in my opinion.
And don’t even get me started on those white shoes. Mind = blown.
I can’t wait to work with her again and I’m dying to do more fashion.