I usually photograph beautiful women. That’s been my thing. It’s been a great thing, but sometimes I need a change to keep things fresh. I remember a while back looking thru 500px.com and I discovered Lee Jeffries and his work. It was so inspiring what he was doing so I thought I’d give it a whirl.. Most of these portraits are of homeless people in Albuquerque and some of the others are just people I’ve met while walking Downtown Albuquerque.
I finally had the opportunity to work with Deserae and make up artist B-rae from the Pretty Committee. B-rae and I have been wanting to set up a shoot for a while but had no idea who to photograph until Deserae came into the picture! Santi (amazing hairstylist!) was in charge of hair. I have been working together over the past year. He did all the glorious hair in this shoot. If you’re in the ABQ area, hire them. You won’t regret it. Google The Pretty Committee for B-rae and Inspire Salon (downtown) for Santi.
We all met on a clear sunny day and decided to drive Santi’s Jeep into the New Mexico terrain and photograph. I shot these using my D600 with a Nikon 50mm 1.4. There will probably be a behind the scene video coming out soon from Santi. I’ll post that when it is made! I also brought along my Nikon FA, 50mm 1.4 with Fujufilm 200 and Kodak BW400CN. Those will be developed down the road and I’m sure I’ll update this post with it, as well!