On the last day of July, I had the pleasure of going with Jeff on his recent adventure to Westchester Lagoon. The goal of the evening was to photograph at least five strangers in the park, so we set out that evening to shoot.
Being the intern, my job for shoots such as this one is to help carry around and set up lights, as well as model for test shots. Trent Grasse, one of our other employees, came along and carried the softbox, so after modeling among the reeds, with my cell phone I snapped these behind the scenes shots of Jeff in action.
The people we came in contact with were very kind and excited to get their photos taken. All we had to do was walk up and down the pathway by the lagoon and ask if people were willing to model. Everyone was, and we got some fantastic photos from the evening, which you can see here!
Street photography is something I would love to get into. I love the idea of being able to meet people, if for a brief moment in time, through this method of photography. Jeff certainly made photographing strangers look pretty easy, and I’m excited to take that and everything else I learned during my summer internship and use it for my own photo endeavors. It’s been a fun summer working with Jeff and his amazing employees, Trent Grasse and Haley Lorenson, and learning the ropes of photography. Thank you Jeff for this awesome opportunity!
(you can see a peek into my internship by searching #jeffschultzphotography on instagram!)
– photos and article by Lauren Parker