Photo of the Day : November 19, 2014

I really wanted to share and bring a bit more attention to this one particular shot before I post the rest of the photos online.  This playful & joyous moment really stopped me in my editing processing when I first saw it.  What I really dig about this shot are the two friends in the frame who really give the main subject(s) the feeling of being completely in their own world, having a great time flying through the air together. 

Kirill : Cinematic Headshots

Kirill is an aspiring actor who has been casted in a number of big features such as The Avengers. See him getting his ass kicked by Scarlet; he's the guy on the left. Most recently he's been in FX's The Americans. You can check out all his work and his bio on his IMDB page

This is actually the second portrait session I did with Kirill. Our first session was a bit more traditional; big overhead soft-box, white background, clean. However, because his roles require him to play the bad guy more often than not, those images were deemed "too nice" by his agent. We decided to change things up and work on getting gritty, cinematic, and more in-character portraits. We took to the street at night and found a nice quiet street with a backdrop that suited our needs. Let's hope the agent approves. 

For those who are interested in how I lit these shots, I used 2 MagMod grids on my SB600, handheld by a wonderful assistant; Kirill's wife, Teresa.