50’s Gangster Themed Photoshoot

I have been completely overwhelmed with the number of reactions I got from The Photography Show post, especially when Rankin tweeted to me, I just couldn’t believe it. So thank you to you all that read it, and even more thanks to those that have come back for more! I was very disappointed that I don’t think I have enough photos for you all to see, so here’s some!

A few weeks ago I collaborated with a few of my friends for their media coursework, a composition to go towards a “1980’s gangster concept but in a 1950’s style”, and they have kindly given me permission to share my favourite photo’s with you all. I was very lucky to have a model, George, that listened to me and came up with some really great compositions.

However, if I had to learn something from this shoot it would keep it simple. Simple works, matches, fire and booze bottles do not, well not for a small set up in your living room anyway.

I hope you like them, I use more than one flash box occasionally, promise, but you can’t beat a bit of edge lighting in my opinion.

Gangster style portrait of male model with fedora in black and whiteLow key portrait of man with fedora

Low key edge lighting black and white portrait of male fedora