Nathan: A Senior Portrait, Queen Creek, Arizona

Nathan is a Senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.  We made the drive to Queen Creek to take advantage of an old abandoned warehouse and some farmland for his senior portraits.  I keep asking myself why photographers like old broken things and the best thing I can come up with is that we love texture.  I think I also have an interest in the history of an object or a location.

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

I love the drama on this shot.  No lights, just one large door opening up to a large bay with indirect light filtering through.  There is a lot of volume in the image.

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Softer light as we headed out into the bay, which was perfect to capture this genuine smile.

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

I thought the guitar shots needed a little funkification, so I went for a slight cross process look.  I think it worked well.

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Needless to say, this lone tree was calling to me as we shot.

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

I love the warmth of this sunset.  It just feels like the world is on fire.  And Nathan… doesn’t care…

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Senior portrait in Queen Creek, Arizona of Hamilton High School Senior

Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography

Location: Queen Creek, Arizona

Slideshow Music: Roy Ashen, “What Can I Say” Courtesy of Triple Scoop Music