Back at the start of the year I was invited back by Velvela to shoot the promo stills for their latest Bottomless Rosé tour.
I was genuinely excited for this shoot, as I'd seen from my past two shoots with the guys how good they were to photograph, and this time I had a really clearly artistic direction of how I wanted the shots to come out, which married up pretty much perfectly to what the guys were after.
To keep costs down we utilised the guys rehearsal space for the shoot, and managed to find three different areas that I good light differently to give a decent variety to the shoot, even though we were all wrapped after about an hour.
For the first shoot, I used a single light in front of a black fabric backdrop to get quite a dramatic look. I wanted to take away any idea of location from this shoot, so the attention was purely on the guys. After a few different variations of this set up, we moved on to using a slightly grimey white wall. Again using just one light, but this time I was keen to draw out more of the shadows and the features of the surroundings. Finally we moved to the guys rehearsal room, which had some deep red walls. Again, I used a single light, but this time with it close to the camera lens and pointing directly at the band to give more of a harsh light. This gave the shots a bit more of an edgy look, which was a nice contrast to the other setups.
A few weeks later I caught the guys live - sans camera - and I've got to say, they put on an incredible show. The guys really know how to work a crowd, and have plenty of material to back it up - style and substance in abundance.