23 Jul Woodstock New York Promotional Portraits | Adrien Reju
Adrien recently posted this very nice performance video on Facebook and I really liked it and previous to that, I had seen her face on some posters a while back. I had mentioned to Lucia that I would like to photograph her. I made the connection to Adrien via the magic of Facebook and she said she was willing to try a shoot.. I didn’t really have any concrete ideas, but I have been intrigued by the concept of extreme backlighting. You know the kind, visible flare rings in the frame of the shot, shooting directly into the light and letting the lens kinda of do its thing. So I set up some lighting to flood the lens, I think it is a pretty cool process as the flare is always moving, giving you very different images as the flare spot becomes a subject within its own right.
I was lucky enough to catch her perform recently. Lucia, Nora and I went to see Adrien perform some of her songs at The Falcon, in Marlboro. Really liked her alot, she carried her material well and with confidence. Nice voice and she played a cool red Guild which completely complimented her. Overall very cool vibe. And as my first experience over there, it was really nice.
Anyway, the shoot went fine we did a couple set ups and really just tried things, in the end we got Adrien in 3-4 different interpretations. I liked them all, here are some you might like. Go check out her website and check her out live.