MzLadyLox is an amazing Atlanta-based loctician. She specializes specifically in creative and beautiful loc’d hairstyles. As a form of lifestyle photography, shots were requested, catching her in a more natural element. How can you capture someone, maintain their personality, and do it within the confines of an airbnb? The answer is simple… you call me.
The Set Up
During her visit to NY, MzLadyLox requested a shoot within her Airbnb. Her time would be limited, so the only location to get this done was a smaller, yet beautiful, Airbnb. Without any natural lighting and using ambient and practical lights, I was able to create a pleasant lighting scenario where posing and positioning would give a sense of her personality.
The first set of shots convey a sense of relaxation and comfort, while also still keeping a prominent focus on her signature “Red Locs”. The bed – full on and the edge of, a chair, and various close ups would be the focusing point of the shoot. This would allow enough variety to separate the shots into what would appear to be sections, while maintaining a synergy with the other shots.
In addition to the hair and the location itself being prominent factors, another factor is a primary focus in these images. Her jewelry. In her shots you will see a large amount of copper jewelry. These cover her hands and arms. You will also notice them in her hair (adding a bit of flare and contrast to her vibrant locs). This setup allowed for a more dramatic appeal when capturing images. Knowing how to pose and situate opposite our main light sources made for a few dramatic and stunning lifestyle-product similar shots.