Kelsey Kane - Portrait Session

Sometimes the best planned ideas for a shoot end up on the floor the moment the model shows up. Do you pose them like this? Do you have them sit like that? A lot of times you spend the entire shoot trying to erase yourself from the process until you get the subject to give you something that is uniquely an expression of themselves that only they can reveal. In this case it was a group of ideas that became improvisations as Kelsey moved gracefully from one setup to the next telling me in a very convincing tone that she "was not a model." Kelsey's background as an athlete and bikini fitness competitor kicked in the moment it clicked between us that this was a competition, one that we were both in together. At that moment the photo shoot stopped and an artistic collaboration began as Kelsey engaged the camera with a fierceness that only a world-class competitor can deliver. Amazing hair and makeup provided by Krista Segars.

©2016 Jacob Long

©2016 Jacob Long