My colleague Jeff Haynes asked me to be the Lighting Director for the new Joliet Slammers professional baseball teamsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ first television commercial. Not only is the commercial about to debut, so will the Slammers on their first opening day May 19th, 2011.
I think it took about 20 painful takes to nail this challenging image. By the time I had the shot, the models torsos were red and there hair was covered in dust.
For this Chicago black and white headshot series featuring models Robin Cook, Eric Luchen and Matthew Cuff, I decided to use natural light, augmented with reflectors, and fast prime lenses shot wide open to blur the background.
When Eric arrived at the shoot I was blown away… his looks are nothing short of striking.
24-year-old Model Denerick came to visit us in Chicago from Georgia. His light-hearted energy was apparent from the first hello and helped to keep things lose on the set.