I work mainly as a wedding photographer and I am lucky enough to work all over Europe. I was recently offered a job in Freiburg di Breisgau, it was a posed photoshoot, a field in which I don't actually have much experience, so I found the job very challenging and interesting, and I accepted immediately.
The client is MUA Alexandra Gromaz de Los Santos, who wanted to take pictures in her husband's new and highly original restaurant, the Barracuda Garage, in the Black Forest.
It is a hangar that houses dozens of vintage cars, maniacally kept, converted into an industrial-style pub where you can eat and drink among the cars on display, a sort of museum/engine pub, CRAZY COOL.
The client's desire was to be able to show her work as a make-up artist, in a retro American environment, we opted for a Brazilian model, Camilla, who posed in the guise of a modern contemporary Pin-Up.
In the shooting, we included not only characteristic elements of the 60s pin-up, such as clothes and some moves but also used both American vehicles and an Italian Vespa (and a Sardinian photographer LOL).
The model's typically South American appearance has strengthened the message of the TIME inevitable internationality in which we are immersed, a set of cultures, races, and style icons that continue to influence each other on a daily basis. The difference, the stranger and the unknown are only mental boundaries that can be easily overcome, once we have crossed the wall of xenophobia we can only rejoice by confronting ourselves with all the cultural opportunities available to us.
The photoshoot was very much appreciated by the customer, to make it I used two Fujifilm X-pro 2, the 56 mm 1.2, the 23 mm 1.4, and the 10-24 f4. I also used a Godox AD400 pro flash off-camera with 80cm Octabox and a reflector panel.
Thanks to Nadia Kurz for assistance.