Being a photographer in Salt Lake City has advantages and disadvantages. Most actors and models live in LA or NY but a number are local to SLC. One advantage is that for the most part you can walk all over the city and not worry about being shot, mugged, stabbed, or killed, or all of the above. So photographing on the west side in a slightly gritty and dirty side we can create some fun urban photos and we could take our time and not worry about the surroundings.
I had rented a portrait lens and was eager to try it out with a model. Brenda has some modeling experience and she most recently has been acting as an actor/actress (don’t know the proper term these days for a female actor). So we met up and I brought my portable lighting kit. It is always fun trying out new gear and I like to do practice sessions to make sure the gear works right before I ever use it in a paid gig.
I picked the west side of Salt Lake City for the photo shoot and we had some cherry blossoms and trees in bloom due to the Spring. Hooray for April! There are some abandoned train tracks, brick buildings, and empty streets with the occasional car.