I think everyone loves going to New York. I go at least two or three times a month to shoot. The locations, people, food and life is so diverse. This particular trip I got to meet up with a good friend and fellow photographer Manny Aroyo. Manny is from Detroit, Michigan and he was in New York to visit with family he asked if I would have time to come up while I was on vacation a few weeks ago. I told him, "hell yea" and made sure I brought some diverse and talented people with me.
It was 92 degrees, humid and the sun was on 1,000 on this day. We were all sweating and I think I turned a different shade of brown while out there.
One of the models was Satine Lynn who is just an absolutely amazing talented and beautiful woman. I love her look, it gives a lot of elegance to her look and the way she can move her body and be totally comfortable in pretty much any situation makes shooting with her a breeze.
The other model I brought along was Deshae Leggett (yes I used your government name, bruh. lol) who has become a very close friend of mine, but not only that a great busy partner. The man is extremely talented with the ability to model, act, sing, rap, write and direct. His sense of fashion is astounding. He is always very positive and makes shooting extremely fun.
Our shoot was created by Manny. I choose to take the background seat and help when necessary. I took a few shots, but I really wanted this to be Manny's shoot. I wanted this group who have never met before to come together and make it work. Makes it all worth it and more fun.
The images I got felt very editorial based. If you follow me on Snapchat (sc: jasonomcphoto) you would have got to see the hilarious behind the scene footage, but I did post it on my Facebook page and you can see it by clicking here.
Thanks for reading and special thank you to Manny, Deshae and Satine for this great experience. If you haven't yet make sure you follow their pages. Also follow me on Snapchat: jasonmcphoto and Instagram: @jasonmcphoto