Surprisingly enough I had shy tendencies as a child. While still an extrovert I suffered from a lot of anxiety and therefore didn't always like having company over or going to crowded events with my parents.
My parents were well known in the church and I often got stopped by adults telling me they knew me when I was "this big" and that they were friends of my parents, but I had no idea who they were. Apparently, "stranger danger" didn't apply at church.
This is when the power of invisibility would have been appreciated. Instead, I had my own secret weapon - sunglasses. When I wore sunglasses, no one could see me. They were my shield and gave me the confidence, or at least the strength, to get through whatever was ahead.
Today I wear sunglasses less to blend in and more to stand out, which is probably why I've started working with so many Sunglass companies, Revo Sunglasses included. I love photographing this challenging accessory. Maybe because they happen to be one of my favorite accessories. How JR of me.
Here's the thing about Revos. Aside from providing stunning frames they are also working to prevent vision impairment and blindness in more than 5 million children and adults by 2020. I'm a fan of believing in the impossible and I'm so excited to get to tell the story of a brand that believe in it just as much!
In this Revo spring shoot, I looked for elements of spring around me to use alongside the sunglasses to tell a story. What turned out was a perfect combination of beautiful light and color, dancing together in a way that inspired Spring. While, this initial shoot was only meant to showcase the product and had less to do with the lifestyle behind it, there were some challenges in telling the story of Revo and finding ways to connect with the audience.
My main mission was to give the feeling of Spring. To get people excited for the pops of color coming back into our lives and the freshness of new growth and maybe even some new shades. While less action packed, these product photos were meant to embrace femininity and connect with the ladies who are ready to get back into the sun, and look good doing it.
I always have a few flat lay boards around the house with different textures on them to use as backdrops. Of course, solid color poster boards work too. I'm also one to always have fresh flower in my home, as they put a smile on my face and bring some life into my home. With those two things, some light manipulation and a little bit of post-production, you get Revo's spring line.
Tons of colors, lots of fresh growth but most importantly a frame that will look good anywhere. And that's always my goal. To make sure the product I'm photographing is standing in the limelight. I'd say mission accomplished with this impromptu Spring shoot.
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