Saturday, March 19, 2011
My First Studio
Business and photography began to flourish for me over the years and I began to create some very interesting images. I loved lighting and though the space was cramped it suited my needs perfectly. I had been to New York and visited photographer friends there and realized my tiny space actually quite large and a luxury in comparison. Because I could not afford any kind of lighting, photography began with the process of natural light. Slowly I began to work my way into the hot light systems for headshots and promotional images, buying a new light each month as I could afford. In those days everything went into photography. It consumed all my resources all the time. I loved the process as my life become obsessed with exposure, development, and printing. I ended up with a studio strobe pack and eventually segued into soft boxes and massive sources of light. I became fascinated and began all my studies in light. Anytime I could talk someone into coming into my studio was a new experiment in light. A lot of the time it was a mistake and often the process wasn’t even printable but the studio become a haven for me to grow and learn as I created these elaborate set ups in my 13 x 17 foot shooting space. People who saw the images would say “You created that in your space?” Yep it’s the process of creation.
VIEW FULL IMAGE: Jared Chains #1