portraits

Getaway Car by Liz Brown

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Nothing good starts in a getaway car...
My friend Evan approached me a while ago about doing a shoot prior to the Taylor Swift concert he was going to. He custom-printed a jacket, we picked out a time, and he found a car. Maybe we didn't really run away, but with one of the first chilly days flooding cool air through the alley, it felt like maybe we could.

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David : Carpenter House Shoot by Liz Brown

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We began this shoot, planning it to be emo-ish, but then almost immediately afterward, I got obsessed with colour. The result are photos with edgy outfits and bright colours and I'm super proud of how they turned out. Editing has been an area of huge growth for me over the past year and it's exciting to see that tangibly in shoots like this. Shoutout to David Pugh for the lighting and backdrop and co-creative direction. Shoutout to Lauren Penna for makeup. And shoutout to Blake for always being fun to photograph. 

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Blake : Neon Night by Liz Brown

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I got a new lens filter, so I ran around at night with my favourite boy and played with light and colour. As a fun addition to the photos, I asked Blake to curate a playlist to match the mood of the images. He's one of my favourite roadtrip dj's and I'm excited to share that with you. Enjoy!

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Lauren : Carpenter House Shoot by Liz Brown

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To reiterate my last post (in case you missed it--if you saw it, skip down a couple sentences), we began this shoot, planning it to be emo-ish, but then almost immediately afterward, I got obsessed with colour. The result are photos with edgy outfits and bright colours and I'm super proud of how they turned out. Editing has been an area of huge growth for me over the past year and it's exciting to see that tangibly in shoots like this. Shoutout to David Pugh for the lighting and backdrop and co-creative direction. Shoutout to Lauren Penna (pictured) for makeup. Lauren and I have become good friends over the past year and I'm so thankful she moved to Des Moines. This was our first shoot together, but I'm pretty sure it won't be our last! (Last but not least: there's 3 black-and-white photos--click through to see them all!)

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Blake : Carpenter House Shoot by Liz Brown

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We began this shoot, planning it to be emo-ish, but then almost immediately afterward, I got obsessed with colour. The result are photos with edgy outfits and bright colours and I'm super proud of how they turned out. Editing has been an area of huge growth for me over the past year and it's exciting to see that tangibly in shoots like this. Shoutout to David Pugh for the lighting and backdrop and co-creative direction. Shoutout to Lauren Penna for makeup. And shoutout to Blake for always being fun to photograph. 

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Billy Raffoul : Portraits by Liz Brown

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This fall, I spent 3 days on one of Billy Raffoul's first tours. It was a blast spending time with these folks and I hope we get to do it again! In addition to shooting the shows, I took portraits two different days: Sunday in Omaha and Monday in Kansas City. On Sunday, the neighboring brewery allowed us to shoot inside and on Monday, we utilized the nearby buildings. Thanks to Billy, Alex, Sara, Justin, and Interscope! 

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Sir Sly : Portraits by Liz Brown

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I spent an afternoon and evening with Sir Sly, shadowing them during soundcheck and a shirt signing at local store Raygun, and shooting their show at Woolys'. My favourite part, however, is always the portraits. A few minutes and some makeshift lighting tricks, and we got some awesome shots. Thank you guys (and Interscope)!

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