Rob, 2014.  (Out-take from a client shoot.)
I was going through my grip tub and found a 1x1’ softbox I had totally forgotten about… loaned it out to a friend a while back, then stuck it that case on a whim and hadnt used it in months. Totally perfect for this portrait though. 

Rob, 2014.  (Out-take from a client shoot.)

I was going through my grip tub and found a 1x1’ softbox I had totally forgotten about… loaned it out to a friend a while back, then stuck it that case on a whim and hadnt used it in months. Totally perfect for this portrait though. 

Sam Lott #9, Photographed April 14, 2014. 
Weight, 191 (Down 21lbs from start).
Sam has been commenting that his energy levels have been extremely low, and that the lack of carbs in his diet makes him feel weak.  
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Sam Lott #9, Photographed April 14, 2014. 

Weight, 191 (Down 21lbs from start).

Sam has been commenting that his energy levels have been extremely low, and that the lack of carbs in his diet makes him feel weak.  

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Some outtakes from my ongoing project with Sam.  The shoots themselves only last a couple of minutes since were repeating the same image from a technical standpoint every week (lighting, composition, pose).  If Sam doesn’t have to be anywhere sometimes we shoot a few more random shots for fun.  I’ll share more as they happen.
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Some outtakes from my ongoing project with Sam.  The shoots themselves only last a couple of minutes since were repeating the same image from a technical standpoint every week (lighting, composition, pose).  If Sam doesn’t have to be anywhere sometimes we shoot a few more random shots for fun.  I’ll share more as they happen.
Seth
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Some outtakes from my ongoing project with Sam.  The shoots themselves only last a couple of minutes since were repeating the same image from a technical standpoint every week (lighting, composition, pose).  If Sam doesn’t have to be anywhere sometimes we shoot a few more random shots for fun.  I’ll share more as they happen.
Seth
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Some outtakes from my ongoing project with Sam.  The shoots themselves only last a couple of minutes since were repeating the same image from a technical standpoint every week (lighting, composition, pose).  If Sam doesn’t have to be anywhere sometimes we shoot a few more random shots for fun.  I’ll share more as they happen.
Seth
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Some outtakes from my ongoing project with Sam.  The shoots themselves only last a couple of minutes since were repeating the same image from a technical standpoint every week (lighting, composition, pose).  If Sam doesn’t have to be anywhere sometimes we shoot a few more random shots for fun.  I’ll share more as they happen.

Seth

Sam Lott #7, Photographed March 31, 2014.
Weight 200lbs. (12 from start, zero change from previous week.)
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Sam Lott #7, Photographed March 31, 2014.

Weight 200lbs. (12 from start, zero change from previous week.)

Seth

Sam Lott #6, Photographed March 24, 2014. 
Weight, 200lbs. (-12lbs from start.)
This week is the halfway point, and its kind of crazy to see the changes that have happened since shoot #1.
Seth

Sam Lott #6, Photographed March 24, 2014. 

Weight, 200lbs. (-12lbs from start.)

This week is the halfway point, and its kind of crazy to see the changes that have happened since shoot #1.

Seth

My friend chrisleschinsky shot this film, and asked me to do the editing and color on it.  I really dig his work, so it was cool to be a part of the creative process on one of his projects.  He’s based out of California, and I’m in Illinois, so we collaborated via phone and email on the whole thing.  This was my first time editing footage I hadn’t either shot, or even been on set during the production which made the process really interesting.  It was really cool working on an edit when you’re oblivious to whats gone on behind the scenes or anything else, and it really eliminated any bias towards particular shots I sometimes have after working on a set and seeing what may or may not have gone into a certain shot. 

Seth

Last fall I got a call to shoot a really cool editorial assignment in Springfield, IL for Hotline Magazine out of New York (The images have been on an embargo through February, so I’ve been waiting quite a while to share them). Hotline magazine consistently features some really good photographers and portrait work, so I was pretty excited to be shooting a story with them.
The guys pictured are behind the construction of a new Country Inn & Suites hotel that will be the first in redefining the entire brand’s image and hotel design. It was pretty fun to hike all over this construction site shooting, and whole crew was super laid back so it made the shoot a breeze.  I actually had the guys get in the pool at one point in their suits, but they didn’t end up running any of the images.  The color images were shot with a Canon 5DII, and the black and whites were shot in camera with a Fuji x100. 
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Last fall I got a call to shoot a really cool editorial assignment in Springfield, IL for Hotline Magazine out of New York (The images have been on an embargo through February, so I’ve been waiting quite a while to share them). Hotline magazine consistently features some really good photographers and portrait work, so I was pretty excited to be shooting a story with them.
The guys pictured are behind the construction of a new Country Inn & Suites hotel that will be the first in redefining the entire brand’s image and hotel design. It was pretty fun to hike all over this construction site shooting, and whole crew was super laid back so it made the shoot a breeze.  I actually had the guys get in the pool at one point in their suits, but they didn’t end up running any of the images.  The color images were shot with a Canon 5DII, and the black and whites were shot in camera with a Fuji x100. 
Seth
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Last fall I got a call to shoot a really cool editorial assignment in Springfield, IL for Hotline Magazine out of New York (The images have been on an embargo through February, so I’ve been waiting quite a while to share them). Hotline magazine consistently features some really good photographers and portrait work, so I was pretty excited to be shooting a story with them.
The guys pictured are behind the construction of a new Country Inn & Suites hotel that will be the first in redefining the entire brand’s image and hotel design. It was pretty fun to hike all over this construction site shooting, and whole crew was super laid back so it made the shoot a breeze.  I actually had the guys get in the pool at one point in their suits, but they didn’t end up running any of the images.  The color images were shot with a Canon 5DII, and the black and whites were shot in camera with a Fuji x100. 
Seth
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Last fall I got a call to shoot a really cool editorial assignment in Springfield, IL for Hotline Magazine out of New York (The images have been on an embargo through February, so I’ve been waiting quite a while to share them). Hotline magazine consistently features some really good photographers and portrait work, so I was pretty excited to be shooting a story with them.

The guys pictured are behind the construction of a new Country Inn & Suites hotel that will be the first in redefining the entire brand’s image and hotel design. It was pretty fun to hike all over this construction site shooting, and whole crew was super laid back so it made the shoot a breeze.  I actually had the guys get in the pool at one point in their suits, but they didn’t end up running any of the images.  The color images were shot with a Canon 5DII, and the black and whites were shot in camera with a Fuji x100. 

Seth

Sam Lott #3, Photographed March 3, 2014.
Weight 209. (He’s actually gained a pound in the past week).
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Sam Lott #3, Photographed March 3, 2014.

Weight 209. (He’s actually gained a pound in the past week).

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Sam Lott #2, Photographed February 24, 2014.
Weight, 208 lbs.   
This is part of a personal project documenting a body builder’s physique in preparation for a contest this spring.  
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Sam Lott #2, Photographed February 24, 2014.

Weight, 208 lbs.   

This is part of a personal project documenting a body builder’s physique in preparation for a contest this spring.  

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Seth

My friend Sam is a body builder, and competes in a body competition every spring.  His normal body weight outside of competition season is about 212 pounds.  Sam typically cuts down about 30 pounds for competition, which means he’ll be down to about 180 pounds by competition day on May 10. We’ll be shooting 1-2 times a week all the way up until competition day, and then a week or two afterwords to document how his body and physique change throughout this process.  Sam’s diet is extremely strict (as you could imagine), so be posting I’ll post a photo of what he typically eats in a day later on. 
All of the camera settings, exposure ratios, and lighting will remain consistent throughout the process to really focus on the changes in his body.  I also wont be doing any retouching to alter muscle definition or anything either.  Just minimal exposure and contrast adjustments, sharpening and then black and white conversion. 
Keep checking back to see the progress if you’re interested, and if you have any questions for either Sam or myself, feel free to tweet me at @sethlowephoto, or you can shoot me an email as well..
Sam Lott #1, Photographed Feb 19, 2014
Weight, 212 lbs.
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My friend Sam is a body builder, and competes in a body competition every spring.  His normal body weight outside of competition season is about 212 pounds.  Sam typically cuts down about 30 pounds for competition, which means he’ll be down to about 180 pounds by competition day on May 10. We’ll be shooting 1-2 times a week all the way up until competition day, and then a week or two afterwords to document how his body and physique change throughout this process.  Sam’s diet is extremely strict (as you could imagine), so be posting I’ll post a photo of what he typically eats in a day later on. 

All of the camera settings, exposure ratios, and lighting will remain consistent throughout the process to really focus on the changes in his body.  I also wont be doing any retouching to alter muscle definition or anything either.  Just minimal exposure and contrast adjustments, sharpening and then black and white conversion. 

Keep checking back to see the progress if you’re interested, and if you have any questions for either Sam or myself, feel free to tweet me at @sethlowephoto, or you can shoot me an email as well..

Sam Lott #1, Photographed Feb 19, 2014

Weight, 212 lbs.

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My local @usps delivery man is a trooper.  I was driving through town and saw him out in some pretty nasty conditions (it was snowing a lot harder than it looks), and quickly pulled over and asked for a portrait. I had my Fuji x100 with me, and was able to fire 4 frames off before the battery died.  We exchanged names, and Scott told me to keep following my dreams. I told him thanks for delivering my valentines card from my fiancé. 
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My local @usps delivery man is a trooper.  I was driving through town and saw him out in some pretty nasty conditions (it was snowing a lot harder than it looks), and quickly pulled over and asked for a portrait. I had my Fuji x100 with me, and was able to fire 4 frames off before the battery died.  We exchanged names, and Scott told me to keep following my dreams. I told him thanks for delivering my valentines card from my fiancé. 

Seth

I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.
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I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.
Seth
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I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.
Seth
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I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.
Seth
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I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.
Seth
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I shot these images for my friends at @zioncoffeeco a couple of weeks ago for some valentines promotions they have been doing. We actually shot a couple of different sets that day for later use, but seeing as its V-Day, these seemed most appropriate to share.  Everything was shot in the evening, so we had to light everything to recreate the mood of an early morning. A few Octa’s, some CTO gels, and you’re good to go.  You can check out their site here (their coffee rocks), and you can check out my site here.

Seth