Check out my latest kid shoot with some added backstage shots in between. I have been living in west Harlem, New York for 4.5 years and have never really explored north, past 150th street. But after a tech scout near George Washington Bridge I fell in love with the neighborhood . So it was really fun working in a new location. We were also lucky to have had such a warm day for our shoot as the days before and after were in the 40’s. Props were created by the amazing Erin Gray
Models from Wilhelmina kids division.
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Reshat Mati a 16 year old boxer from Staten Island , a World Champion with so many belts its just crazy ! He is truly an inspiration for all, to have achieved so much by the age of 16 is incredible. He started boxing at age 5 and Reshat’s father has been mentoring and training him for the past 11 years . We were just filming a short boxing piece with him and here are a few of the stills I grabbed during our filming
Recently i worked on a kids shoot which was inspired by my favorite shoe brand , Converse . I wear Converse and love the style that it portrays. Very urban, fun and energized just like my photography. So myself and my agency JK& , conceptualized and we came up with some great ideas to shoot this project . We pulled together a great crew, Lighting Mark Sherman , Stylist Liz Teich, Props Stylist Erin Gray and Makeup Artist Susan Donoghue . We arranged models from Wilhelmina and Future Faces .
In the morning we had 4 x 5-6 year olds which kept us on our toes, and in the afternoon we had 4 x 9 year olds, who were much simpler to work with. We had a blast, photographing kids is seriously the most fun you can have, yes its tiring and they drive you crazy, but they are just awesome little people and capturing beautiful moments in their life is very satisfying . I had my son Cash, onboard for the shoot as well , it was the first time i had worked on something big with my own child, it was a little more complicated as he knows all my tricks LOL but he was more keen on grabbing the toy camera and photographing the models himself ! Thats my boy , photographer in the making ! See below some of the outtakes from the shoot and some of the final images
Our first location for the day , best thing to do in NYC is jump into someones driveway and create a studio , voila
Me and my son, cash , both shooting the shot below
Cash insisted on shooting a group shot with the team , he directed us all to hold hands which was really wierd, thats why we all look a little hunched and uncomfortable
Farris Boyd from Wilhelmina ! what an amazing girl !
You can check out the rest of the pics on my website http://candykennedy.com/new-work/