WEST 2ND STREET
Jai Mayhew Photography
Model - Fets Benavides
Styling - The Dapper Tramp
I don't normally shoot men (I much prefer the softness and wardrobe options women bring to the table!), but this shoot was so fun and different for me and Fets' posing made it bring this downtown story to life.
We shot this in Austin, near the City Hall building. Funny story, halfway through the shoot the Occupy Austin protesters showed up and several of them (seeing my camera and apparently not the model, lights or clothing racks) assumed I was there to document their protest. It got a little awkward when it became obvious that I was not.
I used a mixture of natural Texas light and later on a strobe to create the dramatic shadows and keep the tone consistent as the sun set.