On April 22, 2012, I photographed first time model Annika. That’s right, at 22 years old, Annika had never been photographed by a serious photographer.
Annika brought along two of her friends. I like it when models bring their friends, as they often volunteer to help with the shoot as my assistant. I also think the models like having their friends there.
I introduced myself to Annika and her friends and we all talked a bit. Then we stepped outside and began the shoot, right on Masonic. The light was wonderful, bright overcast mixed with moments of full sun.
We walked up Haight Street and then went into Golden Gate Park, which begins where Haight Street ends. So we got some colorful street scenes and we got some lovely nature scenes. This is my current favorite location to shoot, because I can fit so many looks into such a short period of time, with little walking. Additionally, there are many clothing shops on Haight Street, and Annika was given permission to change her own outfits in the dressing rooms of each store that she asked for permission.
I took these pictures with my Canon 5D Mark II camera. I uploaded them at full resolution. Click on the pictures to see them at full size.
July 6, 2015: I deleted one picture from this post at the request of the subject. I deleted two sentences from the text above.