NIKON D7000 with 18-200mm f3.5-f5.6 lens at 1/100sec f9.0 ISO 800

We all search. Different things perhaps, but my pursuit for perfect light is no secret. Light remains the crux of my exploration in photography. I find it in surprising places, and when you do, a industrious metal workshop turns into a studio that can not be replicated for all the money in the world.

NIKON D7000 with 18-200mm f3.5-f5.6 lens at 1/100sec f9.0 ISO 800

These images are taken with natural overcast light, flooding in from a distant giant sliding door to camera left, washing the space and turning it into magical world of textures. I am absorbed into story telling world and start imagining what a contrasting bright red dress would look like if you can do a fashion shoot inside this space. The world of photography teach me to stay humble and remain observant, pay attention to my environment and appreciate my surroundings for more than just face value.

NIKON D7000 with 18-200mm f3.5-f5.6 lens at 1/800sec f4.8 ISO 800

This harsh, industrial, dirty workshop, transformed into a magical space that is rich in character. This also helped me realize how often we aim for more equipment to justify our struggle to get great images, yet, with absolutely no other equipment than my camera itself and what can be considered a standard kit lens (NIKON D7000 with 18-200mm f3.5-f5.6 lens), yet by studying my location and composition I was able to reproduce images that with expensive studio lights and soft boxes etc, I would have most likely have failed to create.