Spontaneity is the canvas on which I create. I set my compass in the direction I want to travel then let fate dictate my interactions. I never want to do the same thing twice in the same location. I keep a fresh perspective and keep my instincts sharp by always making each shoot a challenge.
This shoot (part II) with Sara & Eric exemplifies that. My compass was set for the side streets of the Dumbo District in Brooklyn called Vinegar Hill. These are the streets that give you the most iconic perspectives of old world Brooklyn. It started off when the ferry captain told us our ferry (from Manhattan) wasn’t going to make it all the way to Dumbo due to a swimming race, and we could only go as far as N. Williamsburg. I knew then this shoot was going to be great. So I said, “hey, we just got thrown a curve ball so let’s make an adventure out of it!”
Beside the graffiti walls, we happened upon a charming little pastry shop who’s sign read “Pastries and Garden out Back”. Being that Sara & I were talking about food the whole time, we made a b-line right for the treats while Eric shot out back to check out the garden. Well, the pics tell that story. I bought them some pastries and let them have fun.
Next was on to Dumbo and Vinegar Hill. It was perfect. Overcast exactly at the right time and sunny just when and where I needed it, allowing me add the right mood to the tender and passionate way these two interact. We ended the shoot on the lawn recreating an intimate laying down shot that Sara wanted that ever so sweetly captures how these two feel together.
Our reward for such an amazing shoot?? Smorgasburg of course! And boy did we eat….(at least Sara and I did). Enjoy!