Photo Feature: Ballerina at In-N-Out
Photographer: Albert Halim | Location: In-N-Out @ Glendale, CA | Camera & Gear: Nikon D750
When Albert isn’t busy shooting weddings, he kills it with his editorial work. He’s recently launched a new concept photography series where ballerinas are captured in a contrasted setting. We sat down with him to chat about his inspiration and process behind this photo.
What was your inspiration behind this photo?
I’ve been wanting to shoot this concept for a while now and I’m stoked to finally get it off the ground. I’ve always had a gravitation towards ballet dancing. There’s a beauty and grace to it that simply inspires me. My idea was to contrast a ballet dancer in different scenarios throughout the city where they would be doing different things that you wouldn’t normally picture them doing in ballet form.
Who was the subject you worked with?
Sine was the model for this photo and she was incredible to work with. She’s actually a ballerina and travels back and forth between LA and New York to dance. She was fearless and not afraid to put herself out there and do her thing.
How difficult was it to shoot this?
Incredibly nervous! I knew we had very limited shots and time to work with, so we had to plan out the pose and composition ahead of time. We actually had a few other concepts we wanted to shoot, but we had to settle for the first and only composition we were able to shoot inside the location.
Did anyone give you a hard time at all?
There was definitely a lot of staring, but surprisingly no hard time from In-N-Out. I’m sure they appreciated that we were quick about it. The cashier was game and willing to cooperate with us. I’ve learned over time to not be afraid to simply ask. Asking, being polite, and respectful will surprisingly get you further than you think.
Do you have other concepts or ideas lined up?
This is the first of a series that I have lined up, but I’ve got more coming up. Can’t wait to share it!
After the photo, did you end up ordering anything?
Of course! Double double animal style with extra grilled onions and whole grilled onions. With fries and a root beer :)
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D. Sine Chan-Golston (Model):