What do you do when you are a Naperville senior photographer and have a teenage senior boy who (like many) has no desire to have his pictures taken and is only doing it for his mother? Well, I try to make it fun for him and at least something cool. I found this location for this Neuqua Valley High School senior that was perfect. I mean how cool is it to go an actual junk yard? We were fortunate enough to receive permission to shoot on location, which I greatly appreciate.
The building was a photographer’s dream – a large dilapidated warehouse with awesome bricks, holes in the roof, letting in shafts of light. It was seriously awesome. So awesome that a movie was even filmed there. The first place we spotted was this pile of tires. I told him to carefully see if he could get to the top (the picture doesn’t do it justice). Being a mom, he almost gave me a heart attack just jumping from one to another to the top. LOL But it certainly made for a great picture!
Along with the red brick, there was this great stone wall…with more tires. And a wheelbarrow. LOL
Seriously, check out these arched windows. Just gorgeous. And since it is basically an abandoned building, plants were growing through the windows. What you don’t see is that aisles of cars were everywhere.
Then it was time to go outside.
Then we left the junk yard and went looking for a graffiti wall. And of course we found this AMAZING graffiti mural. It was not in the best of neighborhoods, so we went VERY quickly. LOL It also helped that his dad was with us (who is a large man) to be our lookout. Still, well worth the adventure, don’t you think?
Lastly, we had to do some sportraits for this football quarterback. Here is a collage I created from them.