A guitar photoshoot? Are you kidding? F.ck yeah! Especially if my model is the extremely talented 6 string wielding badass, Andris Gabor from the amazing band Ozone Mama and a Zemaitis guitar.
All my life, I was crazy about guitars. My dad had one, and I own several of them. And a bass guitar. And a banjo. And a couple of ukuleles. You get the idea. I’ve played in bands, but I never considered myself a rock star. Someone who would be able to make it in the business. Still I know a lot about music and the instruments that breath life into it. This is why it was an honour to shoot a series for Zemnaitis guitars.
I choose an empty old factory that has cool graffitis. I took a few lights and my Nikon gear for the shoot. Andris bought a trunk of vintage clothes and Kati, who was our stylist for the shoot. I had Ákos as my assistant extraordinaire, helping me lift stuff and set up lights. It is always a bliss to work with people who know what they’re doing.
There was a sunset going on, so we went outside as well. If I’m on a commercial shoot, I usually use studio strobes to precisely control light, but even I cannot deny how sweet sunset looks.
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
Nikon 24mm f2.8
You can reach Andris’ band, Ozone Mama at http://www.ozonemama.com.