My semi-actual pseudo pro photography debut

April 3, 2013 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 4 comments

and to be honest… I’m lightweight surprised how these pics came out and also understand again, Rumi Neely is a very big deal in the blogosphere and fashion world and I’m a nobody in that world. Not only am I a nobody in that world, I’m not a photographer and she’s been shot by many professionals including Terry Richardson etc… so for me to be asked to shoot her for a post on her blog was not only super random, but totally awesome at the same time….

it’s crazy because this was the first time I ever shot anyone. and me and Rumi’s first time shooting together. so damn… this is 1 of about 3-4 sets that will go up on her site that is ranked super high on alexa traffic ranking data and just a heavy traffic site period. I have only used the DSLR to shoot jewelry and random shit fucking around… but we did some semi legit location scouting and we went all over areas of LA she hasn’t shot before.

I can’t wait to see the rest of them….

SO I MADE IT! lol… I will change professions maybe. NOT.

here’s a shot that she didn’t post that I liked as well….

ok, to most of my followers, you don’t give a shit. I’m hyped though. haha

if it wasn’t for my wife I wouldn’t even know who Rumi was, but since my wife loves fashion, Rumi has been a big fashion inspiration to her… pretty cool regardless.




  • francescaApril 3, 2013 10:49 pm

    hey! loved your photo of rumi.. i read her blog religiously..thats how i found you. Can i ask what lens you use?? I always try to get my photos to look like that tunnel vision wide lens effect..but no success. any pointers??


  • cookiemonsterApril 3, 2013 11:19 pm

    i’d beat, damn.

  • zeeApril 4, 2013 4:24 pm

    First, Pretty dope your getting on some I’m rich and I’m gonna do what I’ve always wanted to do. I remeber when you were selling that “carl” something or other 10k camera and me thinking wtf is he doing with that?

    Second, With a subject like her…. there is no bad pictures..Cheater!!! Either way dope concept on the side walk and pigeon toed feet shot… Keep it up, stay true, stay doing you.. its working!

  • ShaneApril 5, 2013 3:36 pm

    Cool shoot, it helps when the model is beautiful also. http://www.trendingfn.com

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