If you follow my work, you know I love senior athletes and musicians. I have a real passion for creating amazing pieces for those interests and talents. When I met this Neuqua Valley High School senior last year, he got to be my very first senior opera singer! I actually have had a second since him, but it was awesome to do something new and with such a talent! He is currently at University of Indiana studying opera. Of course, I made him serenade me in his beautiful tenor voice while I took pictures. It was awesome. And since I think an opera singing senior is pretty amazing, I wanted to create an image that was worthy of him. I was very proud of creating this one, as I shot all of these sheets of music as he tossed them into the air and then created this masterpiece. It did great in competition last year.
Then we did a bunch in studio of him in his performance tuxedo. I think this is my favorite from that series (besides the above one). It is so classic and sexy.
Now, you’ve seen the above – the stoic and serious performer. Now see that real guy – this happy, joyous boy with the megawatt smile.
I love the light and airy colors in contrast with the dark and moody that we did in studio. While both are parts of his personality, I think the smiling ones are really what people think of when they think of him.
But, he could knock out a moody look outside, as well. LOL I love the brick and edgy scene paired with a simple jeans and T-shirt.
This kid is now almost done with his freshman year in college. I hate that I am so far behind in my blogging! But I will always remember this Naperville senior for being my first opera singer, but also just being awesome. I hope I get to see him perform someday on a big stage.