Fashion photographer Oriana Layendecker takes a few questions on a fine August afternoon.
Most memorable experience while shooting?
Ooo…that's a tough one haha. I was on a location shoot during the wintertime. We had been shooting non-stop for hours and one of the models was on her period. We were out in public and she was wearing a very expensive gown. To ensure nothing got on the dress I took her to the most private corner possible and held up her dress for her while she took care of business….that might be a little too graphic for your blog. So that, and having equipment fall and smack me in the face while shooting, leaving me with a black eye.
Your photos seem very atmospheric, is there a lot of prep work while setting up the backdrop for the shoots?
I definitely tie in location with every shoot. It can make or break it! Some looks just don't work in certain places. Planning out the light, shadows, color, textures etc makes a huge difference. Although, when it comes to planning, I do leave some open ends, it keeps things fresh.
Do you have a blog?
I have a tumblr, a twitter, an instagram, but no blog. I'm not much of a writer and I hate explaining things because half the time I am experimenting.