I Hate Paris. No, I don’t hate Paris. It’s just that my client, an independent band, is called I Hate Paris.
Like I said, I Hate Paris is a four-piece indie rock group from Barcelona.
A week or so ago, we went to Montjuïc to do what turned out to be my first professional photo shoot.
We met a month earlier to talk about how they wanted the pictures, the kind of camera or reel that they’d prefer. They told me that they were very interested in Lomo aesthetics, but had no idea what the best choice was.
The chosen day was a Saturday afternoon. The sky was gray and the light conditions were not ideal for photo shoots, so I started to doubt.
We entered into the forest. Although there was little light, it made for a beautiful setting.
Then I thought that getting away from the forest and looking for the light wouldn’t be a bad option, either, so I started making some double exposures.
One of them was afraid of my weird movements, rotating the camera, taking photos on top of each other, and pushing little buttons, so he asked me if there was a possibility that I took normal pictures. I agreed to take some. A bit of seriousness never hurt.
I also decided to take some photos from afar so they would have more options.
The next day, I couldn’t go to the lab so the wait kind of killed me.
Did I do okay? Will they like it? Was there enough light? Did I put the film on correctly? Should I have used the flash?
On Monday night, I had the results. I was aware of the possibility that the band won’t like my work, since they were not the usual band pictures.
But their feedback resounded with positivity, so I suppose that went really well. Thank you for trusting me!