One of my favorite things about photographing high schoolers is that they are all so unique, and want to be seen that way. And so I love coming up with unique locations to match these unique personalities. It's a challenge sometimes, but it's a lot of fun. And you never know what awesome locations are right there, in your back yard.
Like photographing Paul on High St in Pottstown! Paul is a junior at Coventry Christian School, an exchange student from South Korea. He's got a great urban edge about him, and I wanted to pull that out in his images, despite being quite far from any booming city. So I took him down to High St. right here in town. Despite some hesitancy, Paul was a great sport and trusted me and my crazy idea. And I love the way these came out!
Who would have thought such a great location was just a few blocks away in a somewhat unexpected spot.
Here are a few favorites from our shoot, mixed in, of course, with some fun facts about Paul.
1. I'm from South Korea.
2. I like to draw.
3. I like to play soccer.
4. I'm pretty cute.
5. I like to sleep.
6. I like my guitar.
7. My laptop is big.
8. I play the saxophone.
9. I don't know what to write.
10. 20 fun facts are too much.
11. I can read Korean.
12. I can also speak Korean.
13. I have a girlfriend.
14. My grades are good.
15. My room is clean right now.
16. I have Gameboy Advance SP.
17. I want to be an architect.
18. I am 18 years old.
19. I will be 19 next year.
20. My birthday is on February 18.
21. Whew. I hope that's enough!
Thanks, Paul! Seriously, your fun facts cracked me up. You are DEFINITELY a unique individual, and I'm so glad I got the opportunity to experience and photograph that personality!
(or not smiling- both work for ya!)