The Home Invasion series of photo sets is something I came up with as a creative exercise for myself. Normally when shooting someone, there is a great deal of pre-discussion, pre-planning, and shot selection. This is fantastic, and how most photography should probably be done. But I wanted to try something different. I wanted to show up in people’s homes and shoot them with whatever I find there, from set to wardrobe. The idea is to create on the fly, to assess, to be spontaneous with your creativity. So I convince people to invite me into their homes and I do exactly that. No lighting equipment. Just a Sony A7R II and a bag of lenses.
My home invasion shoot with Tara was more or less an accident. We have shot before, and had often discussed shooting again. We picked out a date and the style of studio shots we wanted to do. It was going to be a lighting tutorial for this website, and some stunning of images of a beautiful woman. But an electrical problem at the studio had shut down the heaters long enough that it became far too cold in there to shoot on the day we had picked. And so we had to cancel at the last minute.