Ok, so my friend Joey is not really a pin-up, or a girl, but the lighting and feel of this portrait just oozes 1950â€™s to me. He has this innocent baby face quality and combined with the textures of the shirt and background, the portrait just seems to travel back in time. Yes, I did do some editing to his skin to make it extra soft and flawless, but the lighting just screamed at me to have this look…. So I indulged my inner stylist.
Joey was in town for a few days this summer to see family and friends before heading back to graduate school, so like all my friends who live far away, I made him sit for portraits before he left again. Being an artist himself, Joey is a good subject cause he lets me indulge my creative side. I had him pose in the backyard with a garden hose and spray water around in a playful way with two speedlights 430â€™s to see what we could come up with.
While I dont have any specific use for these portraits, they were funÂ experiments.Â Thanks to Joey for being such a good sport.