I am all about creative portrait shoots and so I teamed up with model and actress Gianna Dolci for this street style virtual photoshoot.
She was in Cologne, I am in Bamberg. My location doesn’t matter, only the internet connection does. And the lighting. And our ideas. And the fun. So here’s a little breakdown of the process.
Cologne is full of colourful street art.
So, I decided to go with the graffiti route and ask the model to dress in some laid back street style with baggy pants, solid boots, and a crop top.
The cute bubble pigtails were a nice little feminine detail to make it less edgy and more playful.
And it gave it a bit of a neo 90s vibe that is currently trending. The Y2K fashion.
We didn’t have the Gen Z neon green attire, so red it was as the main colour.
The location was next to a path.
And apparently, the people walking by were really surprised by the voice directions coming from the phone that was partially hidden in the tall grass.
It made Gianna laugh.
It’s not surprising, really.
Virtual photoshoots are still a pretty new thing and definitely quite unknown in Germany.
I am trying to change that.
Lastly, we experimented with a fisheye lens for some extra 90s music video effects.
If you want to see a few behind the scenes snippets as well as hear the testimonial of Gianna on her experience (in German), I have a little video edit for you.
I enjoy putting together some aspects of the inbetween scenes and not just the fully edited photos.
So you can see how virtual photoshoots can feel like, how easy they are and what the difference between regular phone photos and the professional edit by me looks like.
I did crank up the saturation for this photo project because it fit the overall colour vibe.