It’s something of a cliché in photo circles, but when you shoot in Nashville, the area itself is something of a character. Every photo has a bit of the city’s country, cool feel going for it and adds to the shoot in its own way every time. The flavor of the region is unmistakably present and I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time there over the past few years, shooting for country superstars Ronnie Dunn and Clint Black as well as many other lifestyle and fashion shoots.
Bronte Collection 2017 catalog fashion shoot
It’s become something of a second home, so spending time there last week on assignment, making great fashion pictures for the Bronte fall collection made for a good business trip and an awesome time all around. I’ve done a lot of work for theFlorida-based fashion company , shooting anywhere from beaches to beat-up old pick-up trucks. It all works and it’s in line with the Bohemian spirit of the company and that makes for a shoot that can range from the traditional to the unexpected, but most importantly, it makes for one that never feels old or like it’s been done a million times before … and that’s refreshing, especially in catalog work.
The result is a great week of “work,” that is then followed by actual work … dozens of SD cards loaded with images and the need to sift through it all looking for the perfect shot in each moment to capture all that was good about the experience …and leaving out any of the less-than-perfect stuff. Making that come alive and giving Bronte great images for their catalogs and other marketing materials is the whole point of it all, and it’s never really “easy,” but nothing anybody who tells you it is has never spent hour after hour looking for just the right set of pictures for just the right client.