SLS Hotel Beverly Hills Wedding Couple Silhouette
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SLS Hotel Beverly Hills Wedding Couple Silhouette

In Beverly Hills, there are few locations that I like better than the SLS Hotel. When I entered this photograph into the 2015 WPPI Print, Album & Filmmaking Competition, it caused quite a bit of discussion. In the end, it did not receive an award, and I think that may be because the judges did not understand the photograph. When I've shown this image to other people, no one has been able to immediately grasp how this photograph was taken — which is totally fine with me. I enjoy some mystery in my photography. However, you don't have to be left in the dark. On every floor of the Beverly Hills SLS Hotel there is a backlit photograph that covers an entire wall. To capture this image, I simply positioned the couple in front of the photograph which provides a perfect backlight and accommodates a partially lit silhouette. The thing I enjoy most about this photograph is that it makes you think or perhaps wonder at how it was made. I have created award-winning images on other floors of this hotel using similar techniques and I will continue to refine the style of capture at every opportunity that I presented when photographing an event at this fabulous wedding venue. The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles, California. Phone: (310) 247-0400. Website:

Location: 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Keywords: SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills (24). 1/100; f/4.5; ISO 1250; 40.0 mm.