I'm happy to share One more editorial feature before the end of the year, and a cover story at that! I was recently contacted to photograph Erika Hall, the founder of Mule Design, for a feature in Offscreen Magazine. Erika is a long time San Franciscan, deeply established and respected in the design community. On top of that she is a delightful human being, all which naturally led to her being delightful to work with on this project.
This project was unique for me in a number of ways. For one, I've yet to have an editorial client not only request but also run as many images as Kai at Offscreen did. In the end, fifteen images ran over eight spreads and the cover. This also required it to be possibly one of my longest sessions with an editorial subject. The shoot ended up being an afternoon with just me, Erika, and her dog, improvising scenarios around her design studio and the surrounding neighborhood.
A side note about me - I didn't really get interested photographing people until I started to getting into using strobes and artificial light. Lighting has been so ingrained into how I work, that for a long time I've considered it a requirement. This year I've made an effort to bring natural light back into my work (I know, pretty backwards for most photographers) and it was really refreshing to get a client request for absolutely no artificial light. On top of that I was asked to perform no post processing.
Enough talk, here's how it all looked in print: