Fashion blogger meets portrait photographer. Those of you who know me a little better know, I really want to get into the reporting fashion photography style. So I flew back to New York City and met up with blogger Steven Onoja (Ostentation & Style). I had a great shoot planned, the right locations overlooking the skyline, but when it was time the weather gods declined. So what to do? Well shorthandedly we took my Marriott hotel room and dismantled the whole thing - lamps, decorations, furniture - until we had a 22nd story studio. Equipped with a broken 50mm (it just didn't want to focus anymore, even manually) and hotel lights we shoot the following photos.
I promised a few more photos, so here they are! This island is really neat, especially if you like chickens, because they roam the streets freely everywhere. The place has a real Caribbean feel to it, the houses are usually held in white or brick and there is an abundance of tropical trees. It is continental USA's southernmost point and also offers close access to the Florida Reef, the 3rd largest reef in the world, which is absolutely amazing to dive at, actually the Florida Keys are said to be the diving capital of the world. I can't wait to get back to this place!
Right after Christmas and with snow fast approaching I packed all things mine and headed to the sunshine state. Spending a few days in Orlando, NYE in Miami, I soon decided to drive down south, as far as one can, to Key West - I'll post about that beautiful place separately. All these images were shot on an Olympus OMD E-M10 equipped with a 25mm f/1.4, that in many occasions came closer to water than I had anticipated. Florida is a great place to be in the winter, I can understand the many snowbirds.
Actually that would be widely inaccurate, but when I spent a few days in Brooklyn a few weeks ago it really felt like a quite depressing place. Don't get me wrong, I love New York, and I've been there countless times, but this time the gusting winds and cold rain had you watch the streets through coffee shop windows rather than walking them. The main reason I went over was the production of this music video for The Gutter. Please enjoy some monochrome street photography.