It has been a while since I have seen an interesting BTS video of a photoshoot, but here’s a quick one.
American based photographer Caleb Kuhl recently orchestrated a very ‘American’ themed shoot out in the dusty plains near Los Angeles. The shoot has a great feel to it; bright and low natural light with golden tones throughout. It has a bit of a Levi Jeans campaign vibe to it, but what makes it really stand out is the way in which Caleb generates some atmospheric smoke and haze to his images.
While Caleb and models pose and shoot, a friend of his drifts a pickup truck around, kicking up a large sandstorm. It’s surprisingly effective given the volume of the plumes of dust and next to know financial burden to achieve it and it’s certainly an idea I’d be keen to try.
One word of warning, however, is much like the ‘Colour Run’ and similar festivals in which people throw coloured dust and paint mix at each other, dust can find its way in to your camera and wreak havoc.