Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

For the second half of my shoot where a model explores nine yards of Spandex (see my previous post), I gelled the lights to add some color. I see other photographers doing this often, and while it’s interesting, I don’t feel it fits my style, so I consider it worth the experiment to have found that out. Still, it was a terrific shoot with a spectacular model, and I think we made some great photos together.

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Fun with Spandex—Color

Alan Barnett, NYC nude art photography

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

I had an idea to invite a model to my studio without discussing the plan for the shoot beforehand. I surprised him with nine yards of white Spandex stretched horizontally across the set. I asked him to explore the space and the fabric however he wanted, sometimes with a little direction from me. The results exceeded my expectations, and I received so much positive feedback on Instagram that I’m going to expand the concept into a full project. I already have people offering to model.

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Fun with Spandex—Black-and-White

Alan Barnett, NYC nude art photography

Black-and-White Studio Portraits

My friend came to my studio to model for me as I tried some moody lighting that’s out of character with the commercial work I normally do. I felt color wasn’t working, so I converted the shots to black-and-white and liked them much better. Working in black-and-white is also not ordinary for me, so the shoot felt even more creative than normal.

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Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

Real estate agent portrait

Real Estate Agency Portraits

A large New York City real estate agency normally sends its agents one at a time to my studio to make consistent portraits for their website. But recently they had six agents who would be in the office a the same time, so I brought my studio to their midtown location.

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

A Boy and His Dog

I recently completed renovating my apartment, and with the new layout and decor, I was considering an experimental photo shoot there to explore its potential as a set for future shoots. I was interested in how my subject, my equipment, and I would fit in the space, and what I could accomplish with window light, studio lights, and a combination of the two. Coincidentally, a model I had worked with before contacted me to suggest we do another shoot. I had seen from his Instagram feed that he just adopted and adorable puppy, and I half-jokingly suggested that he bring his dog to the shoot. It turned into a great success. The apartment, though small, was easy to work in, and the puppy was as well behaved as I could expect a puppy to be when exploring new surroundings, especially with two cats present.

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography, NYC pet photography