Have you any idea where I can find a place where to be dressed-up, eventually also with a photographer who could take some pictures? You know, as in a real fashion photo set but just for fun with my friends.
-Jasmine, New York.
If you’re just doing it for fun, I would suggest an outside location. This way you don’t have to worry about renting lighting or paying for a space. New York has endless possibilities for photo shoots. Think about in Devil Wears Prada, where they staged an “Urban Jungle” in Central Park. Or watch episode 4 of America’s Next Top Model, “New York’s Finest.” The contestants posed on top of a tour bus in Times Square, Soho, Wall Street and the Upper East Side (photos above).
Contrast is a really easy way to get editorial looking pictures. If you and your friends are planning to wear pretty cocktail dresses, pile on some costume jewelry and pose in front of a graffiti-covered building, like the Yellow Rat Bastard in SoHo. Or paint your nails black and go wear your ripped skinny jeans and motorcycle boots on Fifth Avenue. Whatever you decide to do, send your photos so I can see how you thought thru fashion on your shoot!
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