It should be no secret by now that I'm enamoured with the new Virginia Beach Convention Center. I'm drawn to its shape, light and features; both exterior and interior. Even its' signs. I'm also a fan of using a water truck or rainy nights where I have wet surfaces but can still work without drowning a camera.
This photo is from a project in Virginia Beach using a Robinson 44 helicopter with left door off at about 300'. This is the neighborhood of 52nd St, Wilder Road and Lakeside Avenue three blocks from the oceanfront. I wanted a lot of sharp detail, so did this with the Hasselblad H2, 39 megapixel digital back and gyro stabilizer flying in an arc. Pilot was Ray Breeden.
We are augmenting a body of work from the underwater environment and tried some clothes with the steel bench used for a lingerie designer's shoot. This kind of shot is best done when we provide air to the model, but that presents bouyancy issues when the model inhales, fills her lungs and tends to float. We have it worked out and will be doing more now.