SICKS In The Morning

Muse: T. Luxe. Photography: eRecto.

“Baby you summertime fine, I let you get on top, I be the underline. I’m trying to get beside you like the number 9, dime. You fine as hell, I guess I met you for a reason, only time can tell”
– J. Cole ‘In The Morning’

T. Luxe hit me up, wanting to shoot. I thought I’d take a stab at it and tried practicing with JJB’s camera again. I took a little bit of photography in college and used what I learned from Genix and PhotoHuynh along the way. “SICKS In The Morning” is like the counterpart to Saturday Night Sinners that I shot a week earlier. From dark to light.

In the unedited photos, you can actually see me tinker with the settings, learning along the way. Because it was September, I thought we could shoot something for Halloween and I bought some cheap plastic animal masks. For this my, first shoot with a semi-pro camera, it was all trial and error. The light was just right for what became SICKS In The Morning. I enjoy photos of girls in lingerie but find it becomes boring after time with all the different girls shot and posing in the same exact way, edited in the same way. We pretty much always build our shoot around our girls, drawing from their likes, talents, and personalities. Most of the shoots begin totally collaborative, with us bouncing ideas back and forth, building up the shoot. Every shoot has to be beneficial for the both of us, if even it’s just the need to create something new, exciting, and beautiful. This inspiration definitely come from my love for Playboy Magazine. Each pin-up had a theme for their centerfold and you could read their likes and dislikes in the Playmate Profile on back of each one. Playboy also had themed shoots for their themed issues. I especially liked the “Sex and Music” issue that would come out annually. T. Luxe’s liquor of choice is Henny. I threw in the white tapes and headphones for a clean scene.