There is such an abundance of talent in this generation it almost overwhelms me. Photographing these extraordinary high school seniors always leaves me feeling both humbled and inspired...
Chris is one of those young men you just KNOW is going to make a difference, no matter what he does. His confidence on the stage, in character, breakin’ it down to a beat, improvising in a comedy skit or simply in his own self reads through his eyes, his body language and the passion with which he pursues his interests (which are many).
After watching him perform over the years at Denver School of the Arts, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to be his senior photographer. The location for his senior pictures was my industrial studio in Denver… which always sounds funny as it’s so much more than just a studio….
One of the coolest things about the “campus” at which my studio resides is the never-ending change. The studio itself is in a loft above a fully functioning factory in an industrial area, and the grounds have an ever evolving life of their own (if you’ve seen a few of my sessions from here, you may already have noticed this). There are different physical attributes of this location every single time I'm there, from overstock building materials to actual construction, to a graffiti wall that is alive with color and always new -- giving each session its own, completely unique feel.
For Christopher's session, new concrete walls were curing on a large new structure under construction, creating a set of “one time only” backgrounds for his portraits. New rolls of sheet metal, construction chain link fence, a gorgeous, graffiti covered vintage train (never seen a train on our out of use train tracks!) Honestly it felt like we were on a movie set that had been designed just for us. Yeah, it was a pretty great day to be there!
The variety we captured during the session is going to make a fantastic session magazine… one of my product offerings that allows my clients to have a record of their whole session (and makes a great, affordable gift for extended family). So excited to be working on the layout as I blog this!