Portrait shoot with AJ Solomon
AJ is a model and fitness expert. Standing at 6 feet 2 and built like a powerhouse, he has a real charisma which intrigues.
We met up in Soho in London's West End for an evening/night shoot. Low light and available light interests me a lot and it's something that I'm familiar with from shooting stage productions.
Soho is full of shadowed back alleys, cut throughs and corners. Plenty of neon and cool architectural lighting, and of course the theatre district of the West End and it's lights. I'm pleased to see they are still lighting up the facades during Covid-19. AJ was a model of cool and detachment. You'll see that in his shots. I think his photos convey strength, focus and confidence.
Locations we visited included Old Compton Street, Frifth Street, Windmill Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Chinatown.
AJ can be found on Instagram