Me and Danny had a quite fun day the other week, when we shot these portraits for his portfolio and new website. We met up on a cold and rainy afternoon in East London – for its urban landscapes fitting the portraits we wanted to do: something a bit gritty, a bit cinematic, suiting a man that works in film music and acting. Rain and early winter time dusk isn’t necessary an evil – once the evening lights came on, and the rain turned in to an occasional drizzle, we had a set that was lit by street lights, and the surfaces wet from the rain, nicely reflected the colours from the ambient lights.
I didn’t use flash in any of the images – all lighting is from available light sources.
Maybe we where hoping on encountering a ghost as we descended down the stairs to this historical basement. You wouldn’t guess it, but these tagged walls are the restrooms of one of London’s oldest pub. A Victorian pub in which once upon a time, Jack the Ripper used to hang out. Sorry to be morbid… But I like places that has an history, places that are still the same but with slight changes from time… and most places with history has an unpleasant story to it. We didn’t encounter on any ghosts.