Lyrics from an old hit by Coolio, Gangsta’s Paradise, which was a soundtrack for Dangerous Minds back in 1995. Back then I didn’t really know what the lyrics meant, but something was really going on during the shoot with Kim van Tuijl. These are the last shots from this series. Helping out on the set was Ryanne Sambros working for Episode, a second hand store in Copenhagen. Both girls are originally from the Netherlands, had moved to Denmark to study and work. Kim is represented by the model agency CPHWOLVES. Outfits aren’t my specialty, but I know what I like once I see it. The Deutche Bahn railway hat for instance was spot on cool and made this outfit.
The camera setup for these shots are quite easy. I used a Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G paired with my Nikon D800. I wanted Kim, the model to have a dark front with a lot of back light to sculpt her body shape with a more silhouetty style rather than a direct flash. I don’t like revealing to much of the background and therefore shot most of the photos at a wide open aperture from f/1.4 to f/2.0 and thats about it.