I recently did a quick Q&A session with one of my portrait clients.  As you may know I love photographing portraits and this particular client wanted some photographs to incorporate his motorbiking hobby. I always spend time discussing what we want to achieve from the shoot, and what look we are going for.  For this particular shoot we wanted to channel Steve McQueen and a timeless biker look.

Q: Why did you decide to book a portrait session?

A: I am a biker and wanted some professional photographs to reflect my hobby. There is a such a big difference between professional shots and a friend with an iphone and I think you can see this reflected in the results.

Q:What look did you want to achieve?

A: I have always been a big fan of the classic, timeless biker look, I have the Belstaff Brookland’s jacket which dates back to the 1920’s and is the one worn by Steve McQueen. I wanted the photographs to reflect this timeless look.

Q: Which is your favourite photo and why?

A: I really love the black and white one below. Sarah did a great job choosing the location which gives the photos a nice urban look.  The composition is great and the black and white gives it the classic feel that I wanted. 


Q: How did you feel during the shoot?

A: Sarah spent time discussing my ideas with me in advance to understand what I wanted to achieve.  She also really put me at ease during the shoot, explaining the process and directing me so that I felt comfortable and relaxed. 

And here are some of the final photos:

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