This is one of those blogposts that I get all giddy about and can’t WAIT to release. So, buckle your seat belts. : )
It’s always one of my favorite chats to have when my dear friend Missy is alllllmost ready to release an album and needs some new promo material. (Check out her fan page and LIKE her HERE. You will not be disappointed.) : ) This year, however, the conversation was different. We talked over ideas about really conveying the message of her soon-to-be-released album “Issues” which comes out on iTunes 2.20.12, and both agreed it needed to be a different shoot than we’d ever done before. Having a lot of material reflecting her heart about some really tough topics, this album needed a strong face to it. One that you couldn’t forget or look past, one that stood against issues like loneliness, sex trafficking, and the rawness of life in general.
So, as you can imagine, the weight was heavy on my heart to really get this one right. I scoured my mind for ideas and new approaches and ways of shooting. We looked at shoots we’d seen and styles that resonated with the theme, and there was only one solution: I would have to break out into a simple, studio setup to really achieve what we were going for. The timing was impeccable. I found an ad online for a used Novatron light set and jumped at the chance. We decided on a stark white canvas and a simple set, and the rest is history. Not only did we really achieve what we were going for, I had (unknowingly) thrown myself into in-studio work again–which has been nothing but a JOY. I love the control I have, I love the crispness of design, and I love the vintage finishing we chose for this particular shoot. I hope you enjoy a few of our favorites, we’re pretty dang pleased!
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