Here is my buddy portrait for Phoot Camp. I was so fortunate to be paired with Beto Ruiz Alonso; he’s 24/7 caring, brightly lit from within, and hungry for color. He became an instant role model for me, and I wanted to honor him with a strange portrait that captured his guru vibe.
I decided to bring a white table out into the desert, which he sat in front of. This required some more post-process than I’m accustomed to, and I’m no expert yet, but I’m still happy with the resulting portrait. Thanks to Kristina Yamamoto for teaching me a few Photoshop skills; she’s a genius. Also thanks to Mathew Mahon for letting me borrow his flash and helping me light the shot.