Portrait Shoot with Andrej Russkovskij
By August, we finally set a date, and found an awesome location thanks to the help of some other Berlin friends, a motorway under construction in one of Berlin’s districts. I knew this would be a rare opportunity to use this dramatic backdrop, and I also wanted to shoot some of my menswear pieces, so thought it would be perfect to make the most of the time with Andrej and asked him if he would like to shoot some menswear too!
Having my picture taken is not one of my favourite things to do! But over the last few years having people take my photo at festivals and parties, and after racking up a serious number of awkward poses and weird faces, I realised, that even if I don’t feel confident on the inside, pretending that I am on the outside gets a much better result!
However, with Andrej I felt super comfortable straight away, and this shoot was actually super easy! Running round the site, climbing on concrete blocks, and having Andrius pull some ridiculous dance moves in the background to help get some natural smiles, helped make it super fun and not an intimidating experience.
It was great to shoot the menswear in such a great location too - the stark grey backdrop is such a contrast to our bright, bold and busy prints that it really makes the pieces and the colours stand out. People often think that locations with loads of colours and patterns, like graffiti or murals would be great for L.O.M pieces, but they can get lost amongst it, usually the opposite often works best.
When I got the pictures back, I had no idea what to expect, but I love them, the light was so perfect, and I love that they are analogue images too. Me and Andrius also got some ace pictures together too, which will always remind us of our time in Berlin living together!
Our outfits are all L.O.M of course! And you can find these pieces here:
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