How Hobbies Become Your Nightmare

It's impossible to translate my love for art into words. Heck, I can't even measure how far it goes. But never before did I imagine a day where photography would become my nightmare.

I specialize in Portrait and Urban photography. A few guys I know were shooting a commercial and asked me to do some BTS (behind the scenes) shots for them. I had ZERO experience doing this. Before I accepted, I bombed them with questions like "What should I focus on", "What time do I shoot", "Am I allowed to shoot the models seperately?".

 Behind-the-scenes shot of Rebecca and Monifa during recording of Max&Co commercial

Behind-the-scenes shot of Rebecca and Monifa during recording of Max&Co commercial

After clear instructions of what was expected from me, I started shooting. I knew most of the people on set, so the day turned out to be really fun. I got the chance to shoot the models separately, but the focus was on the whole set. I saw people come and go, peoples faces changing because of make-up's magic and working with different angles of the location.

 Behind-the-scenes shot of Isabelle during recording of Max&Co commercial

Behind-the-scenes shot of Isabelle during recording of Max&Co commercial

Little did I know that shooting BTS pictures is like shooting an event... you constantly click every time something interesting happens. At the end of the day, I had about 700 shots. Editing wasn't that easy, because I had to carefully select the perfect shots and then make a selection of the most interesting perfect shots.

Now, how did my hobby become a nightmare? I went to sleep that night and had a bad dream. All I could hear in my dream were continuous camera clicks. It was that whole day all over. But that doesn't stop me. I would do another round of behind-the-scenes shots if I were asked to do so.