Ugly Location Challenge – Ft. Mango Street

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hey guys Jessica kabisa here I'm actually in Stockholm Sweden right now and I'm with Rachel from mango street and we have Daniel behind the camera also with mango street and our model today is Sascha from Estonia you want to tell us a little bit about yourself and I'm so happy to be here with you guys thank you um actually you know what's really interesting you told me you speak a bunch of languages which is really cool yeah so she speaks Russian Estonian English German so any of the commenters down below just speak any of those languages and we got translator here for today's challenge we're gonna be roaming the streets of Stockholm and finding an ugly location and trying to make it look nice I think the challenge is really going to be taking something that's not conventionally pretty and making it look good in pictures Rachel what do you think how do you think you have your ugly location here and so we just want to let you guys know yeah we want to let you guys know we don't think stockholm is ugly but we have to actually go and search for ugly places here yeah it's been hard because the country is so beautiful I'm gonna be picking the location first so let's get going you guys okay what oh that's actually really ugly that's yeah I mean I'm all about you know the ugliness here okay so I'm trying to find a place that when you look you didn't you'd never be like oh I want to shoot there this is kind of like a challenge myself and show you guys it's not always about the location it's how you work with it let's have you yeah let's do it here this is this is gonna be at Rachel what do you think you think it's all gay enough I would know about ugly ugly things I'm ugly by the way I know some of you guys are gonna say oh that's not really that ugly well to me it's ugly so that's a start and by the way I'm using my 5d Mark 3 for the shoot and the 24 to 70 lens I really want to get a lot of that ugly scenery so this is the perfect lens for that it's very wide you're really gonna get to see all of this all these boxes and all concrete blocks so I can't wait I'm excited it's actually not looking that up it's actually looking kind of cool great job let's walk but you can walk towards me take us up can you like be standing right here we really want a lot of this to show I'm really trying to make it ugly as well Oh and the jacket okay let's do some last ones right here okay I think I got all the shots I need okay so normally we like shooting kind of like a weirder like just get as weird as you want with it you can't be too weird okay okay so Swampy's logic do you do you cuz I totally trust your good it was awesome okay I'm gonna swing Luna reach towards me let's feel like a weirder can you like super weird if you like you mean into like this corner okay so that was my outfit and location how was it was it ugly enough okay coming up to it it was super ugly super weird but I like that yeah I know it worked you looked at her and Sasha killed it yeah she really killed it you were like posing with the concrete whatever mix I don't even know what that is what did you think it was also my never done something like that before so thank you guys well we're gonna have Rachel choose her location hopefully she can find something as ugly as mine I don't know place is looking pretty nice let me get your second outfit on and how about this good yeah like this I mean it's like good like yeah that's pretty I wouldn't normally shoot I would never see a turd it's like locked up locked up for all you watch that wears Akon get it hits on locked up don't let me out no I don't get it yeah I mean you picked the good well it's a challenge though I'm ready okay cool hold that right there it's so bad bit like I'm not using this enough it's awesome you want to like use it like kind of like put your arms on yeah is that okay I'm loving this good they're good so cool so I'm really loving this location it's exactly what I thought it would be really ugly and trying to get a couple of shots of that oh you have to take off the lens cap okay I'm professional iceberg like leaning back as the model gets a set uh you know I'm gonna set it maybe something like this do we have I think we have a crowd right now it's just kind of interesting oh my god I'm like we're those people in New York like the performers how they have the crowds of people yeah okay but they're leaving you guys only yeah I need tip a tip hat you got something okay I really think I got that I need I I got into it but this was good this this worked great you did amazing the drum so that was Rachel's location different than what I would normally choose and you said that you chose us because no one would ever pick this yeah right there it's everywhere there's construction everywhere especially in Michigan shout out to Michigan by the way so between both of them what do you think which one was uglier we did such a good job though thank you so if you want to see how we styled these outfits go on over to Rachel and Daniel's Channel and they will have a thrift store a challenge in which you guys can see how we pick these outfits out and you guys can see how you guys can pick out outfits on a budget so I'm gonna have a link to that below huge thank you to Sasha who works with amazing model I mean you really took the ugliness out of every location you lifted it and you know thanks to Rachel and and Daniel behind the camera everyone thank Daniel for videotaping this and we'd like to thank the beautiful country of Sweden for seeing beautiful and you look at this look what we had to do we have to pick this you guys are doing something good over here good job let us know which location you thought was uglier and thank you guys for watching I – what the resist that I got by


49 Comments

sage · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I don't get it. In this video she's happy that people are watching her shoot, but in the video with the brown guys she's horrified by it?

Craig Taylor-Broad · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I genuinely don't think these would be as rad if the model wasn't epic

Daniel · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Europeans normally speak a bunch of languages 🙂

Sean Williams · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

First off, both of you ladies pictures were amazing, definitely shows it’s all about being creative and working with what you have. Now with that being said…Rachel pictures were sick, gotta give her props! Also I think Rachel got Jessica at the first location with,
framing, focus blur, and really connecting with the environment. But! Jessica wins at the second location with beautiful images showcasing, composition, composure, and are highlighted by leading lines. I know it’s not a competition…I’m just saying.

Drey Galon · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

This works because either they don't show the full ugly stuff in the final photos or they incorporate it in a harmonious way (i.e. color and composition). Model is also killing it! Love this video

Meenaaye · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

"im professional i swear" LMFAOOOOO

Beimnet Zerefa · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Rachel won the first one and Jessica won the second don’t @ me. 😘

Anna Maer · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

What!? I'm from Russia and i lived in Estonia for 7 years..

Vivian · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Sasha was a great model, posing was so natural for her

TheWalper · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Next video challenge: Ugly model, pretty location challenge

Bryanna Salunga · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I have a challenge for you 😊
Ugly Location ✓
Bad Camera ✓
Awkward Model or Bad photographer ✓ (Or Good Photographer and not a professional Model)

Because for me that's my Problem for photos.. wahahah

Saya · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

The model is really gorgeous 😮

Amanda Kathlleen · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Oh my gosh I love your challenge

Beatricia Audrey · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

1st: jessica's
2nd: rachel's
lol

leafs autumn · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I'm in love with the model and her attitude. So easy going and so pro. I LOVED HER AND THE PHOTOS

Jasminka Tanner · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I like Rachel’s shots better, especially in the second scene

Tananset J. · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

just watched the video
the images are great ,I'm a bit more into Rachel styles but both are great ,Jessica seems so excited
btw. what is the name of music in the video this is pretty nails it for me.

Tae lens · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

wow she's an amazing model.

heeloosha · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

If you want a real challenge, come shoot in Russia.

angel milton · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

I really enjoyed this shoot! I’d like to see a challenge in a rundown place. Kind of like in the middle of nowhere? If that’s possible, it would be really awesome to see.

Nanami Momozono · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

She's a good model. She knows what to do

Joy Sibugan · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Rachelle 👍

BLUE B O Y · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

name song please

BirdoTheWeirdo · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

Another challenge idea: putting absurd objects into focus. For example a banana peel (? The right vocabulary ?) Or a Spongebob Popsycle..^^ try to make the strange item fit into the story of the photo

2nd idea!:
Concentrate on colours.. the colour blue has to be in the focus… or the theme could be colour blocking..

3rd idea: makro shots.. enough said^^

4th idea: stop motion. Take a series of photos that tell a short story of maybe 5 secs

5th idea: play with words. Everywhere are words… in form of ads and so on. Pose ur model in way thats new fresh or ridiculous^^

WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS makes me wanna be A PHOTOGRAPHER as well:)))

najwa mq · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

This model is soooo good job

Chandrika Phengphal · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

how do i get that filter? omg so beautiful

Cojocaru Alexandra · May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

the location were'n ugly if you ask me, just had this industrial urban vibe that was pretty cool