13 Apr Ama Simisola
Location: Beat Theory Fitness
Sometimes a fitness shoot just magically works and comes together brilliantly without any real planing or obsessing over the detail. This was “that” shoot. From the first test shot, I knew this was going to be a stand out set of images for me. Ama has a beautiful skin tone and walked out wearing her bright pink top to kick us off to the perfect start.
We were shooting in Beat Theory Fitness which is a new gym on Bothwell street in Glasgow which looks as much like an MMA training facility with it’s unique style of dark corners and neon lighting. The gym has been newly refurbished and boasts group personal training classes – worth checking out for sure if you are interested in looking like Ama. When I first scouted the location I was a little worried that it would be just too dark for the camera to handle. My shooting style is bright, well lit fitness images using a very particular lighting setup to showcase the Athlete and I suspected the dark design of Beat Theory might push me in a more gritty direction. Fortunately however, I managed to very quickly get a handle on the setup and dial in to exactly where I wanted to be.
Although we only shot for just over an hour, we must have shot 500 + plus images. Ama is fantastic in front of the lens with endless posing and different looks on request. The challenge for me was to select the strongest images to edit, below are some of our joint favourites.