Shout out to Rob Timko (most of his work is extremely nsfw so google on your own time) He’s a fellow Colorado photographer and former redditor who posted an awesome thread back in the day that still gets referenced often about how to build up your portfolio starting from scratch to shooting with agency models using model mayhem. I’m following along in the same vein now as I work on new portrait and fashion work for my portfolio. I found Erilyn on model mayhem she’s a newer model based in Denver, I sent her a dm, said what it do, I’m Chris, I dig your look, let’s shoot, I was persistent as well and sent her a message on both platforms cause I know how bad it is when someone you don’t know tries to dm you instagram and you never see the notice. She responded back saying she was with it, we talked about the shoot and went over a mood board and met up to shoot. Here are some of my fav’s of the first outfit and we got another one coming!
Blog post with full sized pics coming soon, enjoy this last pic for now!
Getting practice whenever I can while getting ready to move to a new apartment. Playing with grids #studioanywhere #strobist #coloradophotographer (at The 37th Chamber)
Editing two shoots right now can’t wait to share more with everyone. Here is an fully edited portrait with @missjheezyy I’m a fan of split toning with yellow highlights and blue shadows. fill free to ask me any questions
I’m lucky enough to know this beautiful young lady, she’s almost as good looking as her older brother! Man that guy is handsome…yeah this is my sister, she’s awesome, I’m a somewhat reformed sneaker head but Jasmine is fully ensconced in the lifestyle. I knew she would be perfect for this street wear themed photo shoot. Bill Cunningham said shoot what interests you and I’ve always been very fashion oriented, coming up in the sneaker head/streetwear scene. I hit up Jasmine and she was down to shoot. I also want to say how good she is at make up, I barely had to do any skin retouching, very minor touching up due to lighting. More to come but enjoy these early looks.
Model/Make Up: Jasmine Jones @missjheezy
Photographer/Styling: Chris Jones @shotbytherobot
Out here with @missjheezyy shooting some #streetwear #shotbytherobot (at Manitou Springs Penny Arcade)
This is a gentleman named Stuart Scott I met him at the Ivywild School, and noticed his awesome tie, I had to get a portrait and he kindly accepted. #portraitphotography #coloradoportraitphotographer #fujiportrait #ivywildschool #shotbytherobot #fujifilm #fujix100 #fujixe1 #coloradophotographer #coloradospringsphotographer #withhumans (at Ivywild School)
My favorite model is also my favorite sister (don’t tell my other sisters) #shotbytherobot #portraitphotographer #coloradoportraitphotographer #coloradoportraitphotography #coloradophotography #grafitti #fujifilm #fujiteam #fujixe1 (at Downtown Colorado Springs)