Model Test Shoot LA during Pandemic with Kãlena Audrey - - Charlie Sin Photography
Model Test Shoot Los Angeles during Pandemic with Model Kãlena Audrey
Photographer: Charlie Sin Model: Kãlena Audrey Wardrobe: Mariah Nicole
December 13th, 2020
COVID Compliance Model Test Shoot
Model testing during pandemic is basically hurting the model industry and photo industry. As a fashion photographer in Los Angeles, I even had a model agent bailed out on me after seeking a photographer to shoot their new faces. Creatives tried to do off site webcam or zoom photoshoot, but obviously just like any remote shooting, it is hard to direct the model with all the technicals and quality of the image is not the best. So only way is to actually get the photoshoot rolling for test shoot is to comply to the COVID-19 restriction with small crew less than 5 whom you can trust, indoor as much as possible, temperature check and rapid covid test (if possible), and wear mask for whole crew except the talent.
Background and Concept
I worked with Kãlena few weeks before the test shoot for Voyager Brands and we hit it off really well. She was temporary staying in LA and looking for a model agent to sign her so I suggested doing a test shoot to build more image for her portfolio. This is the concept we both agreed on and from there we planned for the shoot. For the model agency, they like to have clean look of the model so for that reason, we started up with a clean shoot with window lighting. Then for the second mood board, we wanted to do more of a on camera flash type of the shoot with partial nudity.
She had a wardrobe friend of hers, Mariah Nicole, and she has great vintage collections! You can see her collection on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosewitchvintage/
Behind the Scene
Images from the shoot