Returned and rested from my extensive (not really) European vacation, I have to ease my way back into the blogging lifestyle, so, here’s a short and easy post as a warm up for next weeks usual wordiness.
These pics were taken as a quick and easy shoot for Getty a few years back. The brothers live near my German hometown and are the neighbors of a friend of mine. When shooting stock it is important to keep the costs of production down (now more than ever) and besides, it’s always nice to work with people I know. So we asked the kids if they wanted to model in exchange for prints/files and we asked the mom if she was ok with it, and would sign a model release. Once that was squared away we went through the kids’ closets to pick the wardrobe. It wasn’t exactly easy to find outfits without tons of logos, but we got it done in the end.
If I were to ask a New York mother if it’s ok to take her two boys into the woods for a photo shoot, I would be a little afraid of the answer, but these boy’s mom just said I should try to keep ’em busy ’til dinner time. I love rural Germany.
We shot with a Mamiya RZ67 with a tethered Phase One P25 . One set of Profoto 7b’s and and set of Hensel Portys (2 heads each).
We started of with the ferile close up portraits….
staged a brotherly fight, which was a big hit (pun alert) with the boys…
and ended up showcasing their soccer skills.
Then dinner was ready and we all had to go home.