Headshot session | Nicki, Beaugrenelle

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.

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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.