I originally wrote this for Patreon on December 10th 2016. I no longer use Patreon and have replaced it with my website (here) but thought I would share some of my old blogs with you for FREE to show my appreciation for you visiting my website! <3
I really love these images taken by (PHOTOGRAPHER NAME REDACTED because after working with him I found out that he has been inappropriate with SEVERAL models and I don’t want to promote him or make others think he is safe because I have posed for him. If you’re a model and want/need a reference for ANYONE that I’ve worked with, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I would be happy to provide any information I have available). We shot at one of my favorite locations, an abandoned college. The giant main room on the bottom floor with the prominent staircase, the (what used to be) huge windows, the graffiti, and the numerous places to shoot all come together to make a great place for art. I still haven’t been everywhere in the college yet, the place is enormous. We used all natural light so we stayed everywhere there was lots of it but ventured a little into some of the rooms more on the inside of the school to get some lower light images as well.
Anytime I model in an abandoned place I always try to be extra careful, you never know what’s there. I know a model who went to an abandoned location for a shoot and she and the photographer found a dead person in one of the rooms! Apparently he was trying to steal the copper pipes or something and got electrocuted when he was digging around in the walls. You really can never be too careful when you’re in a place you don’t know much about. Some abandoned buildings are structurally unsafe, or have asbestos, lead paint, or other people there you wouldn’t expect like a dead person or a cop. I’ve been to this college a couple of times and have been shown around a lot of the more well-lit areas so I’m pretty comfortable there. Luckily the only trouble I got into was I made the mistake of laying stomach-down on the stairway which I didn’t find out until later but it was covered in fiberglass. The skin on my stomach was ON FIRE for a few days afterward, ouch!
I hope you like this set as much as I do! Which photo is your favorite?