Baron Davis

Baron Davis by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

Since the NBA playoffs around the corner (most likely happening by the time these photos are released) we thought who better to interview than NBA All-Star Baron Davis. More and more it seems like the bigger the talent the less time I have to take their portrait. I believe we were given roughly 30 mins to record his interview on his recent projects as a venture capitalist and take his portrait. With that being said Baron was extremely chill, easy to work with …and a lot taller than me. He’s 6’3”, I’m 5’5.” I ended up standing on top of my Pelican case to get a level portrait.

Baron Davis by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

Behind the Scenes:

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This interview was one of your bare bones skeleton crew kind of deals. I showed up at the Santa Monica location with my NextShark partner, Benny Luo, set up a camera, and mic’d up Baron. The room had a giant window to camera left and was completely white. This was my main light source and the white walls wrapped everything around Baron in a lovely way. I added an additional silver bounce card on camera right just to fill the in the shadows on the left side of Baron’s face.

Equipment Used:

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70/2.8
Senheisser Lavaliers

Baron Davis by Melly Lee (mellylee.com)

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You can watch his interview below or read the full article on NextShark

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