Model of the Week – Josh Takouni
Josh got in touch with me after seeing my work on Facebook, and was interested in some kind of collaboration. He is doing a foundation art degree, covering many aspects including photography and I offered to have him come along and assist with one of my shoots. Being that he has done a lot of photography, Josh was interested to see things from the model’s point of view and how to work with people to get the best out of them. I had some time available so he came by. The shoot was also an experiment in differing art and editing styles, which explains the wide range used here.
In the future, Josh aspires to be a fashion photographer and takes inspiration from the famous photographer Karl Lagerfield. After his course in Surrey has come to end end, he will head to either Bournemouth Arts or Nottingham Trent to continue his studies – and then hopefully some travel before ultimately settling in the United States.
Josh turned out to be a very down-to-earth and immediately likeable guy, and actually really enjoyed being in front of the camera for a change rather than behind it. Being used to photography, Josh was interested in picking out the images, and we had several differing views on the final shots! Because models are usually critiquing themselves, and photographers are critiquing the overall image, it’s not often that I hand over too much input on the final selection, unless of course a client is looking for a very particular image.
We both hope you all enjoy the final images!