I’ve always been thinking that the people see what we shoot just in the way a magazine, a brand or a website want to show them. The images are what the viewers see at the end of a very long and planned road.
As a photographer, I do remember the moments before and after, a few shots checking the light or taking a look at the make up or the clothes. Because those private moments will change your day. Something just between you, the model, the actress, and the people working for the shooting. That’s all.
The private moments you drink a coffee while talking about your busy day or about your late flight.
And if you take a shot in those moments you are gonna remember it for years.
I took this picture to check the styling and I did it with a Polaroid. We’ve been at the Lauderdale by the Sea Marina and it was a stunning day.
Emily was still undone with the hair style, we were just looking at the clothes. She’s been studying all night and I’ve been working in the same day on another set in Miami Beach. She taught me what kind of coffee is good for a long night up and I showed her the best place for a relaxing Mojito in Lauderdale by the Sea very close to where I’ve been living in the past.
Something the viewers or the readers will never know and will never see, but something magic, private, that makes you find the humanity you need sometimes to do this job.