For Nicki, an automotive designer, I wanted to keep the natural look of an outdoor shoot but also provide a modern, clean background. We talked about trying to include an automotive feature, but agreed that it would look too staged and probably too complicated for a LinkedIn profile. We arranged his headshot shoot and agreed to meet in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
I checked the area beforehand and found a few good locations that I was happy would provide both plain backgrounds and to introduce some patterned elements. We met at the Commerce métro station and walked from there towards Beaugrenelle.
The grey and neutral backgrounds provide a simple backdrop with a hint of modern industry without being too distracting. I particularly like the effect of the black and grey stone in the first image, which is actually from outside a Starbucks.