My client came to me and said, "I've got a dozen guys on my team and I want to recreate that Reservoir Dogs shot."
Location scouting didn't take long, since my town has a pretty killer little warehouse district. I'd put the original movie still here for reference, but copyright infringement is not okay, so, if your Google works, check this link, or feel free to search the movie title.
As we gathered in the parking lot to prepare for this photo shoot, there were two main questions on my mind. "First, which one of you is Mr. Pink?" I asked. No one was quick to raise their hand. "Seriously, I need to know, because he's the only one who makes it out of this photo shoot alive." Again, no takers.
My Second question was also on a few other people's minds. "Who's wearing the track suit?" Any time you pay homage to something, some elements fall away, some are added. It's the way of things. The track suit wasn't gonna happen either.
After a dozen skinny ties were put on and a few motivational instructions given, we began our journey back to 1992. I had to think about it for a minute, but this marks the first time I've created a group shot using unmodified sunlight as my main light source. Of course, I was only following the go-by, but still it was interesting to color outside of my own lines for once.