One of the things that I love to do in order to challenge myself to grow as a photographer is to do what I’ve come to call LightPlay sessions. A LightPlay session is basically me going out and doing some type of photography session in challenging lighting conditions in order to challenge myself to overcome limitations. I find these exercises to be very useful in helping me grow as a photographer as well as great sessions of personal therapy for me. On this occasion I went out with my friend Paula and we looked for streetlights, neon signs, bus stops or anything that could render a creative photograph on the street at night. My favorite photographs from this session were the ones we made shooting our reflections on a store window as well as the photographs we made of Paula on the bench of a bus stop.
In the photo above you can see a photograph I made of Paula’s reflection off of a storefront window.
Here you can see both Paula as well as her reflection.
This part of the session was so much fun that I took advantage of the opportunity and made a self portrait of Paula and myself. I consider Paula a friend and it was great to spend time with her and make art. Especially because at that time my life was a little crazy and the time with a friend as well as the creative outlet we’re really good for me.
Here we had moved onto a bus stop. The light was in no way ideal but we found ways to make it work.
This is my favorite from this set.
I find the guy walking behind her a little creepy but quite interesting at the same time.