Photographer Produces Pretty Pics From One Ugly Location
Photographers can be pretty resourceful, which is exactly what one snapper wanted to prove.
Jenna Martin challenged herself to shoot gorgeous photos despite the location being conventionally ‘ugly’.
She and her model mate, Rachelle Kathleen, chose somewhere which made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot – Lowe’s. Which is probs the equivalent to Bunnings.
“Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite,” she wrote on Petapixel.
“I wanted to go somewhere ‘ugly’ by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.”
Her self-imposed rules were as follows:
1. We had to work with whatever was already there. I brought in just my camera without any artificial lighting or props. She simply brought a small bag with a couple outfit options.
2. We couldn’t rearrange the displays or make any big changes. We’ve both spent years in the service industry, we weren’t about to leave the workers with a trashed store an hour before closing time on a Sunday night.
3. We’d stop shooting if anyone was in the background. We didn’t want to give anyone any reason to complain, so we went to a place that was completely empty of customers, and if someone did show up, we lowered the camera until they were done browsing and left the area.
Considering this, the results are pretty damn great…