I have a good friend that used to teach English in Japan. When he asked his class to practice English conversation, things were awkward at first. Then he put on some music. The timidness went away, smiles and hand gestures starting flying, and it quickly turned into a party.
Shooting with a model is similar. Silent photo shoots are like getting your passport photos taken. The model doesn’t really have any vibe to emote off of, and it makes for conversation between photog and model very awkward.
In this new series, I’ll highlight some music I use during my fashion shoots. They’re mostly off the beaten path. But at iLHP, we’re always here to give you something different.
#1) FreshGalaxy – “Sky’s the Limit” Notorious B.I.G./Nujabes Mashup [Explicit]
FreshGalaxy is the best artist you’ve never heard of. His mashups are so good, they make the original songs sound bad. It’s kinda like when a cover is so much better than the original that it takes on a life of its own. He’s not professional, but he does have an album on iTunes. But his best stuff are free for download through his YouTube links.
Mood: Intimate, urban, and beat heavy against a beautifully repeating lyrical background. This song reminds me of a 3am drive down Avenue of the Americas with my wife’s hair flowing in the breeze from the open sunroof.