Monica May & Ashley Hayward - Elektra Promo Party

My friends Monica May and Ashley Hayward are a pair of performers who are hosting a big event coming up in the next few weeks, and we worked together to make some promotional photos for it. We were inspired by the raucous party scene of the late disco era, with an emphasis on glamour and recklessly wanton debauchery. For these, I used an on-camera flash to illuminate them, which gives the look of the old compact or disposable cameras with their harsh flash. I couldn’t have asked for funnier people to work with, and once we had the costumes and props set up, everything was a breeze. It’s a bit of a departure from my normal style of somber figure studies lit with natural available light, but I’m still thrilled with how they came out. I’ll have to experiment with this style more. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this series with Monica and Ashley.