My little brother is an interesting and creative character in his own right. His talent lies in music. One look at Ricky and you can't help agreeing that he epitomises all things rock and roll, from music writing and guitar playing to some great song writing and equally strong vocals. With such a talent on my doorstep I challenged myself to make some images that echoed his rock and roll soul. We set to work with some dramatic lighting principles and looked for low key, striking imagery. Of all things he forgot to bring along his guitar to the shoot. We made do with a not so healthy alternative, his cigarettes.
I stepped up the grunge look and feel in post which Ricky was only too happy with the result. Skin smoothing was definitely not called for on this shoot.
We had a great afternoon, little bro and sis.