Back in Oct 2015, I had an all day photoshoot with the talented Gigi Neil. Well versed in singing, dancing, and acting, this triple threat was patient with me as I fumbled around the controls of my Sony A7R2.
To be honest, I don't have any locations or poses planned for my photoshoot. I think that overplanning kills the vibe and most of my pictures are created through serendipity and improvisation. If I see a cool alley with a fence, or an interesting patch of light, we'll take a few snaps.
We met in the lobby of Crosby Street Hotel and shot a few warm up shots. Thanks to my assistants Hao and Cheryl for carrying her wardrobe as we began walking around Tribeca looking for photogenic locations.
Gigi was telling me about her current plans of auditioning for Broadway roles as the sun began to set. We were traipsing through West Village towards the water as a breeze began to pick up. After some water shots, we took some subway shots and finished the evening with some cocktails at The Roxy. She began posing on the stage, comfortable and glowing in her element and I have no doubt I'll see her on stage soon enough.