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Studio Anywhere: A Photographer’s Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations by Nick Fancher

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22. Concrete Jungle

It was a dark and stormy night. Clichés aside, it actually was. And I was under a bridge in Long Island City with a couple of Bulgarian models, trying to stay dry. The shelter of the bridge was the best shoot location that we could come up with, given our limited options of their too-small apartment and the nasty weather.

Creating a Story

While quickly scouting locations, Kristian Vasilev and I had found the spot under a highway overpass, about a block from the apartment he shares with his fiancée, Valentina Dimitrova. The spot was dry, which was the most important issue, but it was still windy and lit with bright, sodium-vapor streetlights (Figure 22.1). We went back to the apartment to get Valentina and formulate a concept ...

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