January 28, 2012

On location in Bangkok

I had my location for the Some Product look book shoot picked out at least two years ago. It’s an outdoor hair salon of sorts, where various ladies get made up and have their hair done, before venturing out into the night. I was drawn to this location, its wild energy, its constant flashing neon lights, its intense colors, its heat…it’s pretty overwhelming really. I have been coming there ever since, to shoot it, meet the people who work and hang out there and also to gain their trust and hopefully permission.

Finally a few weeks ago, green light!

So, what happens when your booked model cancels the night before the shoot? Well, in this particular instance, you go with your gut. I had my location, I had an assistant and I had only a night to get this done.

I met my assistant¬† Mook in a hotel restaurant a few hours before the shoot and explained the situation. Various friends were called, texts sent, all to no avail. Secretly, I didn’t really care, I knew in my gut I wanted to use someone that we would find, there, on location. In a way I was glad the model cancelled and no one was available. It was a case of needing to adapt to the environment and the situation at hand.¬† I told Mook, ” We are going on an adventure…”,¬† and she was game!

Shots below are of us at work, Mook and the incredible and very “Grace Jones” looking Nan. The complete Some Product f-w 12 look book shots will be published here in the coming days.

Photos: Some Product, Assistant & Stylist: Mook, Model: Nan

Secret Dream Location 2012

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