A few months ago my good friend Ian Howard married a beautiful bride named Emily. Right after they got hitched, they moved out to LA. Emily has a job doing cool science stuff, and Ian is pursuing a career in post production audio. Ian is one of the kindest guys I know and he is extremely creative. You should check out some of his photography via his Instagram account @i_howard and or check out his website www.ianhowardaudio.com. If any of you happen to see this post and are out in LA and have some audio connections, contact this dude!
Ian and I liked to explore Chicago with our cameras every once in a while and even wake up for the sunrise and photograph Montrose Beach. However, one thing Ian wanted to cross off his list before he moved to LA was to experiment with some studio lighting. Therefore, we set up a make-shift studio in my apartment with a backdrop that was half in the bathroom and half in the dining room with lights and umbrellas spread across my dinging room and living room. It was definitely not the “ideal studio”, but I have come to find that sometimes it really doesn’t matter as long as you can be creative and get some good light going, you can still produce good work. Anyway, it was fun to teach Ian a few tricks and let him experiment. He took some great photos of my sexy mug, but you will have to ask him to see them. For now, here are some photos that I took of him. What I love about Ian is that he was willing to let me experiment do some moody, contrasty, long-exposure, weird motion stuff (How about that for a description?). Shooting like this is fun and a great creative process for me.