Josh Rottman for Aston Models
Hailing from Baltimore, Josh Rottman of Empty Duck Digital recently made the journey to Los Angeles to work with some agency models. The team settled into Stage C, and was able to produce a nice array of looks – capturing some very clean and admirable images.
Here is some information from Josh about himself and the shoot: “My name’s Josh Rottman and I own a photography studio in Baltimore, MD called Empty Duck Digital. I was at FD Studio doing model tests for Aston Agency in LA. // The agency’s goal was to get photos that honestly represent each model’s face through a natural test look and an editorial makeup look. Annelise has an edgy vibe about her so we got progressively darker with the hair and makeup as we progressed, where Bradie had an innocence that pushed more commercial. I watched as Lupe and Nadia built the looks I’d shown them and I created my lighting setups organically as I saw each finished look. Stage C was a great space to work in and improvise. I was really happy to see the large octobox for PCB strobes when I walked in Stage C because I couldn’t travel from Baltimore with mine.”
The models for the shoot were Annelise Adams and Bradie Ellias. Photographs were, of course, provided by Josh Rottman – You can link with him via his WEBSITE or INSTAGRAM. The makeup artist for the set was Lupe Moreno, and hair was done by Nadiabla Vazquez. The assistant was Trevor Freimanis, and retouching was done by Holly Burnham.
Stage C is an incredibly versatile space, with plenty of room for productions of all sizes. A favorite feature of our Stage C shooters is the large cyclorama wall, which gives plenty of depth and width to achieve the appropriate look that your project needs. Other backdrop solutions include a green grass backdrop as well as the standard backdrops colors ready in all of our studios – black, gray, and white. We also keep a rotation of different colored backdrops, which are available in all of our studios at no extra charge. Head on over to our website to take a closer look at Stage C.