Portrait photographer Scott Areman wanted to capture the grit and raw power of amateur motocross racing. His solution was as simple as it was efficient: create contrast by shooting the riders out of context and use lighting to the best of your knowledge.
“This shoot was a collaboration with an Art Director friend, Kevin Potis of Blue Goldfish Studios,” says Scott. “We were going for an authentic, editorial feel. We weren’t looking for perfect. We wanted the style of the images to match the dirt, grit, and power of motocross.”
Scott and Kevin’s solution was two-fold: first of all, shoot the riders on a seamless, white background the minute they step off the bike. Secondly, use lighting to enhance the effect. (more…)