Sometimes as a photographer, one becomes conflicted with priorities... should you be sticking to the task at hand of producing a final image? Should you be documenting the process by capturing behind the scenes? Should you be a liaison between the production coordinator and designers? Yes to all 3 and a lot of times even more! But thankfully, we have teams to spread the work out which allows us to deliver a dynamic range of content. In this instance, I want to concentrate on the BTS which was captured by one of the two production coordinators Emily Miles. Naturally, I can blog about the technicalities of the shoot such as lighting and camera settings along with before and after images, but to document the start of a day to the end is something I simply can not do by myself. Of the three blogs I'm releasing for KMAC Couture V, this one is my favorite as it encapsulates all the elements of the team work that is dedicated for a cause greater than any one of us, Art. Whether it's at an event to reveal the image, on a billboard alongside a highway or a savvy social media campaign, and yet to an overwhelming reception, a lot of times only the final image is viewed and the details of what it takes to create the art leading to that moment are left out. As a photographer who earned his stripes in the community by covering BTS, I simply feel the need to make sure this not left out. I now hope this can give an inside look into what all is put into creating one image, one campaign... one piece of art... because Art is the Big Idea!
Special thanks to the following teams, for with out them, none of this would of been possible!
Designers - Zach Lindsey, Kriss Pettit, Frances Lewis, Gunnar Deatherage and Wende Cudmore
Talent - Gia Combs, Kaelyn Joy Lyverse, Shantay Chandler and Katya Estes
Hair and Make-up - The Beauty Patrol, Pam Jean, Isidro Valencia, Louisa Kleinert, Brooke Meadows and Anastasia Sky Gerdes.
Production Coordinators - D'Ante J. Tinson, Emily Miles & Theresa Carpenter Beames
Read Part I to see how we achieved the official campaign image that was shot on Main St, downtown Louisville KY.
Behind the Scenes
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