Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Jake Chessum Captures the Essence of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

March 31, 2015

By Holly Stuart Hughes


To create the individual and small-group shots that would make up the final, composited image, Jake Chessum wanted a broad light source that would allow his subjects the freedom to move around, “so they don’t feel tied down,” he says.

Client: Cole Haan Creative Director: Andy Gray  Brand Design Director: Elyse Siegal  Art Director: Kate Evans  “Groups are probably one of the hardest things to shoot,” Jake Chessum says. The portrait photographer has been hired by editorial, commercial and corporate clients to bring his exuberant portrait style to photographs of actors, filmmakers, athletes and musicians. There are many challenges to...

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