Back at Angela’s birthday party, I asked if I could photograph her at her new location before it opens to the public. For years, Salud has been selling juice on 4th and Cherry just a few spots down from the intersection. In a very short time, they are going to move to the much larger corner location and begin offering an expanded menu. Needless to say, people are pretty pumped about it. They have a pretty large local following.
If you’re in Long Beach, you really oughta check them out.
What I’m pumped about it these images. Angela was super fun to shoot with and I wish I could show you all of the outtake shots. Let’s just say Angela turned real tough with a pocket knife in hand.
I’m super thankful that her brother Justin showed up during the shoot. I instantly recruited him as an assistant and couldn’t have done the two outdoor photos without his help on the reflector.
For a long while, I’ve been wanted to expand my portfolio to include editorial style portraits. There’s something so magical about showing up to a location, meeting someone new and making magic happen with what you’re given. If you know anyone who would be interested in shooting with me for fun, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I saw this new sign, I knew I wanted to include it in the shoot. We wheeled it across the street and got Angela to sit on top. Literally, half the time we were out there, she kept talking to people driving by who recognized her. At one point, she started waving behind me to some guy in a truck. I turned around to see Geoff Rowley (my favorite skateboarder as a kid) waving back to her. Turns out he’s a Salud fan too. A minute later, another guy in a convertible stops for a second and starts chatting with her…..And so it went…. As Cory puts it, she’s a “local celebrity”.