Had the great fortune to work with local hip-hop artist Para-Dice a few weeks back. She found me through a mutual friend and told me she was looking for advertising/promotional shots and had a few ideas. We tossed them around and settled on a weekend shoot on Marywood University’s campus, where we spent most of an afternoon shooting in an absolutely awesome setting (and also managed to send a campus tour slightly off-track).
This was my first foray into shooting for the music industry, which was pretty exciting. Hip-hop tends to be edgy, so our photos had to match, although we decided to mix the edge with some glamour, staying a bit lower key for this first shoot. It’s an interesting look that really worked for Para-Dice.
It’s the attitude that really makes the shots – Para-Dice has no shortage of it, and it really shows through. Seriously, rocking a prom dress with fishnets – that’s some classy badass-ness right there! We were both thrilled with how things came back and have already kicked around a few ideas for a second shoot, with the idea of pushing the edge a bit further. Hopefully it’ll happen soon!