This is the part of our shoot that I like to call “street style”. Where as the last look was a more dressed up version of urban, this outfit was a little more hip-hop inspired. So I ran with that theme and tried to bring as much of that hip hop coolness to this set of photos. As you can tell, it wasn’t too hard for our model to channel his inner rap star either! If you haven’t see Part I of our session, click here.
This photo session was awesome for two reasons: 1) we shot in various neighborhoods in New York City 2) I finally had the opportunity to work with a male senior. Yay! This urban style session also happens to be one of my favorites to date. During my portrait sessions, I encourage outfit changes because it allows for variety in photos and posing. Bryan brought along three different outfits that day and since each wardrobe change produced a different vibe, I decided to do a three part feature to showcase each individually. One thing I learned while doing this is that where girls want to look pretty and feminine in their senior portraits, guys just want to look cool. And since I was the total opposite of cool in high school, I knew that coming up with something for Bryan was going to be a challenge…. but I love a good challenge! I’m glad that I was not only able to capture the vibe Bryan was looking for in this series, but the awesome colors and textures of the Lower East Side as well!