Sasha approached me needing to update her actors headshots, but also wanting some performers portraits for her stand up comedy.
English rose appearance at 26yrs old, but of Russian descent added to her look and attitude, cute, but also bold, determined and of course, funny.
It is so important to understand who, what and why you are photographing – What story do you want to tell about someone?
This only works if they let you in and want to say something about themselves, it is a collaboration – it is also fun
Sasha and I met and talked about her work, she gave me her older headshots and said what she liked and disliked, so we had a point of reference and talked about her comedy and her writing – she had a hit play in New York and Ed Finge Signal Failure
The shoot was fab – shooting double the ammount I normally photograph. Outside in my courtyard, with late afternoon sun, cloud and reflector we had good light. In the studio I used 2 soft boxes above and behind – shooting on a small ladder with a 24mm lens, distorting Sasha, whilst she ran through some of her routine
Look out for her in May 28th-29th at Brighton Fringe 4 Minute Warning