One of the very first things about photography that drew me in was the places the camera takes you. I’ll try and stay away from getting too romantic about the idea, but seriously. Every time I’m on my way to a location, I think about it. This time, on a brisk Wednesday morning, I found myself at “mySPA” located at the Fairmont Chicago-Millenium Park. After a quick rundown with the PR rep, we were walking through a dimly lit hallway, the most soothing music I’ve ever heard playing over head, heading to the room we’d be shooting in.
I set up some minimal gear (one light, bounced high), chatted with the massage therapist and our lovely model, and began shooting away as the massage transpired. I didn’t have to do a whole lot of directing, as I kind of watched and waited for my shots to occur (result of the atmosphere?). After we wrapped shooting, the therapist gave a laugh and told me “next time, you’re on the table!”
Thanks to Andrew at Time Out Chicago, and everyone at mySPA, who were absolutely wonderful to work with.