I had a bit of downtime after weeks of shooting so when my favorite stylist Annie Palmiotto asked to set up a test I jumped on working together. We wanted something that was relaxed and gave the story of a fashionable woman’s late afternoon wandering after her house taking in the sun, drinking wine, and enjoying a slow evening. We decided to work with model Alexis Hutt, who I shot for Harper’s Bazaar TR last year HERE, and met her at a small home in Santa Cruz for the shoot. I decided to shoot this story all film to put me in a relaxed and more meditative state and I’m very excited about the results from our evening shoot together.
Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot the 2018 Campaign for Peace Out Skincare. What was really exciting was they're a newer company under Sephora which gave us a lot of freedom to set the foundation of visual imagery for the brand so we had a lot of room to play around with the creative. I had a lot of fun with the amazing crew and talented creatives at Peace Out Skincare. Shot on location in Los Angeles with the amazing model Lexi from Newmark Models.
Here's a little Behind-the-Scenes snap from the shoot. Check more BTS imagery on my instagram @theadamdillon
For the second time working with Sam Blacky we decided to shoot in studio in DTLA. What I love about working with her is the energy she brings to the shoot that makes my job so easy; to put on some great music and she does her thing. It's hard to get a bad photograph of her and it's always a pleasure to work together.
After wrapping up my time as Global Lead of Photography for PayPal this year, I knew that I wanted to go out and get out of town for a few weeks to enjoy a bit of freedom and get inspired to take on commercial photography again. My buddy, Lucas, had some time off so we planned on hitting the streets of Paris to explore and enjoy one of the most relaxed but also inspiring cities. Personally I wanted to unwind and think about my goals and career so I decided to take a medium format film Hasselblad, 20 rolls of film, and a plan to photograph the quiet times I found among the city without lugging a digital around. From the obvious choice of the night lights of the Eiffel Tower, we also made it a point to just wander around with no ideas where to go and that's where I really found my stride and couldn't stop shooting. I've been venturing into more medium format film in my spare time and it's making its way into my workflow. I can't be more excited to shoot more and more of this medium in the future. Enjoy some of my favorite images.