Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reyelisa - Fashion Editorial, Pt. 3 of 4

Featured Shoot 2 - Fashion Layout, Details – Part/Location 3 of 4

Definitely my favorite location of the day…

Part/location 3 of 4…. Theme – The Evil Step Sisters… Enjoy =)

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |

| Cafe Noir | Downtown | San Diego, CA |


This location started immediately as a disappointment… but eventually resulted as the winner of my favorite location… we were going there intending to find a dark, evil location so that we could shoot right out front and get it done… As we drove by it, all the dark character was there – but, it was conveniently highlighted by some spunky neon colored lanterns placed smack in the middle of the entire layout for the purposes of a “grand-opening”… we walked closer, sad faces and camera gear in hand, trying to save the scene in our heads… “maybe we can photoshop it? Or maybe we can keep those happy-time lanterns out of the image?”… then the owner pops out and says “Come on in! We have a photographer’s paradise in the back-lounge!!”…

Wow – this guy wasn’t kidding – I probably could have spent another hour there, but we were on a time crunch… He went on giving us a tour of what turned out to be a quaint little place in the middle of downtown condo-mania… It was a historical landmark apparently, required to be untouched by the city… but this hip and modern place had more charm then the front door lets on… he explained the history of the building and went on about the changes and visions of the little plot of land went through over the years… a true storyteller, you can see the passion that he had for this place in his eyes… He still saw even greater growth and changes coming for a place that he said started humbly, from the ground up – he laid out plans and showed us sketches of the future... this guy could not be stopped…

How fitting… (Read Part 1 of 4 and you will know what I mean)…

1 comments:

Jasmine Marie said...

Wonderful textures!