90s Grunge “Unpolished Libertine” Shoot // Emily


“Unpolished Libertine” is a 90s grunge inspired shoot that was held in downtown Concord, NC on a summer evening.

The photo shoot transpired in an old bank building in downtown Concord. Though the unkempt building will be undergoing renovations any day now, we were able to squeeze in this themed session on a weeknight.

Emily stands in front of colorful graffiti and looks towards the light. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot

Four creatives were a part of “Unpolished Libertine”: Amelia of Future Arrangements Photography, Mia of Mia Rose Photography, the model Emily, and myself!

Emily sits on a table beneath four chandeliers in between tall columns. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot
Emily leans against a column of the old bank building in downtown Concord NC. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot

We were able to use several floors of the old bank building, each with it’s own points of interest. The first floor, with its gold chandeliers and columns, was a stark contrast to the dilapidated upper floors with their graffitied walls and peeling paint.

Emily stands in front of a brightly-colored graffiti mural. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot

One of the best things about shooting with Emily every few months is this: with every shoot, we learn how to work together better! Emily has learned what poses I like and I’ve learned her best angles.

Emily whips her hair back as she sits on the arm of a floral couch. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot
Emily sits forward on the floral couch and stares into my lens. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot

We ended the 90s grunge session with some light and shadow play. Working in bright spots of light (provided by uncovered windows) and shadow resulted in some really dramatic portraits!

Emily sits beside a window; black and white image. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot
Emily shows her "I am enough" tattoo on her clavicle. 90s grunge "Unpolished Libertine" styled shoot

*All of the images above were captured and edited by me.*

“Unpolished Libertine” 90s Grunge Photoshoot Credits:
Model
Emily Webster http://www.instagram.com/emily_daylin
Additional Photographers
Amelia Martin http://www.futurearrangements.com
Mia Guadagna http://www.miarosephotographyclt.com

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-Elizabeth A.

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