KELSEY DANIELLE & MIKE BRANDO

The hair! She looks like the 4th member of TLC… TLCK. But really, I think we were destined to meet --we have the exact same 1990s Sergio Tacchini windbreaker! Oh the rarity! We now are part of a two-person squad known as Oruga Gang. It derives from an inside joke about caterpillars… in Spanish.

Our first shoot seemed to be well-planned for some cool shots in downtown Los Angeles, but the locations did not work in our favour and I thought that we were going to have to reschedule as we drove around for over an hour looking for a good spot to shoot. Luckily, the park near my place proved to be a perfect location, providing great back light, shadows and unique and simple backgrounds. The laundry room is within my community so after these shoots I have learned that there are many treasures right under my nose and you can create art anywhere.

 

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The outdoor look was just the common route of cute and sexy with an ironically titled shirt. It worked well with the playground setting. The laundry room shoot was a spontaneous act while we were hanging out one day so we kept it simple and used the settings and attire we had at the moment. I knew the laundry room would be a great area to contrast her complexion with the white walls and shapes. The late sun peeked through the windows and doors for wonderful lighting to create a moment that felt like a Carlos Santana music video.

 


















Kelsey Danielle // kelsey.danielle // junnnktank.com/kelseydanielle-riquemb

Mike Brando // manbrandler // brandoarts.com

 

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