Nov 27, 2011

His and hers: makeshift studio edition

Anyone who has visited the apartment has probably heard me complain about the awkward space on the left side of our living room. It's a fair sized space but I haven't been able to figure out what to put there (though I thought it might house a full-sized bar pretty well ;P). For some reason, watching The September Issue inspired us to get a little background stand and shoot in front of it for kicks.

I haven't done one of these his/her looks in ages, so it was the perfect prop to get us wanting to shoot again. Here's what we actually wore today - minus the mustache (c/o Ashley!) and kitteh.


Obviously our white muslin background could use some ironing... and I eventually want to get some colored backdrops for moodier shots. I'm just terrified of the background looking like those hideous ones used reserved for elementary school portraits.

I think we'll leave the stand set up there for now. I want to collect some fun props, and whoever comes by the apartment will be forced to take a photobooth style portrait there. :)

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  1. Oh, how fun! Speaking of "September Issue," have the two of you seen "Bill Cunningham New York?" I highly recommend it.

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  2. haha what a great idea! you can make a "guest" board for all of the portraits you end up taking!

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  3. Love this shoot! Your style is great. And not just because it's similar to mine. ;)

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  4. I love this!! even the wrinkles. :)

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  5. These are SO FUN! Chris and I have been talking about creating a similar set-up in our apartment, but we currently live in a tin can so there really isn't an inch of un-used space around here.

    Really really love the last one of J and your little prince, beyond my crazy-cat-lady reasons.

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  6. Great set-up! Those jump shots really made me smile!

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  7. FUN!!! Love this idea (although a bar would have been fun too, best to have both!)

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  8. Love this Alice! Great use for that space. Maybe it can be a bar/photo shoot space :) Best of both worlds!! I like Avedon's cameo too.

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