When we first met with Mason, we knew that his senior session was going to be different. When we talked to find out his interests, we discovered a deep love for writing and a love for science fiction, steam/cyber punk, and truth and justice. We wanted to be able to incorporate that into his senior session. More than anything, we wanted to be able to have fun and capture something completely different, which we feel we were able to accomplish.
When we asked him where he liked to go, he told us that he enjoys wandering around the property near his house. We’ve used this property for a couple different shoots and even a couple weddings, so we were super familiar with it. It was fun to revisit such a great location with fields, woods, and a great early spring atmosphere.
One of the fun things to capture was Mason’s serious side. He is so intense and deep that we were able to capture something within him.
We had fun with the “what if’s” of this shoot. Or the “why’s”. Like, “Why is there a machete sitting next to him?” Honestly, because we found it.
We were able to get one of the masks from the band Skillet’s music video. That, paired with a hooded cape made for some fun shots.
Even without the gas mask, the hood brought out such intensity that we had to go for it.
His mom found this amazing gear in a parking lot. It had such a fun cyber/steam punk feel to it that we wanted to use it. Think of it as transforming him into a cyborg.
In the end, we wanted to incorporate his love for books, so what better way than to scatter them around a field?
His stories are hung carefully in the trees that inspired them. Intense, dark, but still full of light, we had so much fun capturing Mason in this way.