Nikia Phoenix portrait by Glenford Nunez for Andre Walker Hair Natural Freckles

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

Nikia Phoenix portrait by Glenford Nunez for Andre Walker Hair Natural Freckles

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

I had to get my Macgyver on. I shot this in Los Angeles a few weeks ago with nothing but an old school house bulb. Sometimes you have to improvise.

The shoot was for Andre Walker Hair. The Andre Walker team hosted teatime for some naturals in the area. We like to do portraits at the end of these things but the teatime was being hosted in a boutique hotel. Boutique hotel means dim lights all the time. Hahaha. Fortunately we were able to find a room with all white decor. We used white curtains for the back drop and the lamp for the key light source. The goal was to use the light in a way that it did not cast a harsh shadow on the back drop.

The Process

I used a Fuji Film x100T and the monkey lamp. LOL

Rants & Tangents

I will never forget the lamp because the base of the lamp was in the shape of a white monkey. So we just called it the monkey lamp for the shoot.

So I went online to look for the monkey lamp. Apparently its one of those contemporary art pieces so the the price is outrageous to purchase a white monkey lamp. I thought it would look cool in my room but its all good. It can stay in the the monkey lamp store.

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

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