Photographer’s assistant

As a photographer’s assistant you’ll actually do a lot modelling. This because I need to test how the light is when starting on a new location or set. So to be as efficient as possible I’ll do this when the models are changing. Here’s a few test shots (unedited) of my assistant, for the Raidy Boer shoot, Mavi Aline Behramoglu. 

Castings

Usually when I’m planning an editorial I’ll have a casting to make sure that we book the right model(s). You need to see how they are in real life and if they can portray the story that you’re shooting. And so I have a lot of casting photos
For example; here’s a select few of the models that we saw on the casting for VS. Magazine, 
men’s editorial, this spring.

And for that particular story we chose this model, Panos, from 2morrow Model Management.

Project Runway, no sorry, photo-shoot

Yes, so I’m finally done with the fashion-shoot (though not the retouching part). We had our second shoot yesterday and I had my posse there doing their magic. After incredible heat and sunshine all day it had to get clody, windy and did I mention; freezing!

I don’t have a lot of sexy, interesting “behind the scenes” pictures, because I have people for that! (word) But here’s a couple of tests though, and I’ll show the finished series real’ soon.

One freezing model
And one happy stylist (who brought wine)

This is what a test-shoot looks like

On monday I was out, finally, doing the test-shoot for my fashion-spread project. It was raining all last week so it was good to get som nicer weather in time! Sandra was there to be my assistant. Mostly, she was smoking, carrying my coffee and chewing bubble gum while I was having a mental breakdown. Still fun though. And I have better grasp at what I’m gonna do for the actual shoot.

I love – shoots

So, first blogpost – damn pressure! Fuck it. Here’s some lovely pictures from a shoot I did this monday for an article about Are Grongstad – a norwegian handball player. I based the look on early Marlboro ads.  

Cover
First page – double spread

Page 3 and 4

Page 5

Page 6 and 7
The day before, me and my friend Chimen went out to look for locations. We did a lot of test pictures in preparation of the shoot. Take a look
Test pictures & professional pictures