A couple weeks ago I wrote about shooting for The Handsome Project – started by Australian swimwear label, We Are Handsome. I mentioned plans falling through and doing two shoots – and posted some alternate shots from the second shoot. Today I’m posting some shots from the first one. Angelina Bordeaux is an amazing model who happens to live in my neighborhood – so when my plans fell through last minute, I got in touch with her to see if she could come over. She had a couple hours free so we went out into the world looking for different coloured backgrounds to shoot against (as I knew I was going to use a double exposure technique in my post-processing). Check out some more photos and my interview here.
If you don’t know Australian swimwear label We Are Handsome – do yourself a favour and check them out. They make really fun (not always traditional) bathing suits. They also collaborate with photographers under The Handsome Project. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate and so I grabbed some of the pieces and started planning an epic shoot. Sadly, at the last minute, all my plans fell through and I ended up doing two completely different, last minute shoots instead. To read about the adventure (and see some more photos), check out my interview for The Handsome Project.
These are some alternate shots from the second shoot – featuring the lovely Sacha Edwards (with Q model mgmt). This was our first time working together and she quickly became one of my favourites to shoot. We drove around the Venice alleys and stopped when something caught our eyes.
It’s been a good week for published work. Both AVA magazine and Dollface magazine picked up images from an editorial I shot, “Valerie and her Week of Wonders” starring the lovely Alyena (can you believe she is only 12!)
We shot up near Mt.Wilson in the Angeles National Forest. One of my regulars, Teal Druda, did hair and makeup and we collaborated with a young stylist, Erica Coronado, who was visiting from Florida. I had brought one of my Polaroid cameras with me to take some double exposures but I quickly found out the film was no good and so I had to execute my double exposure vision in post. Check out the editorial, as well as an interview I did for Dollface magazine. A couple outtakes are after the jump.
I am the “cutting edge of the youth movement”, according to the cover of this month’s Digital Photo Pro. I was kind of floored when, last December, the editor emailed me telling me they wanted to feature me in the magazine. I was interviewed by Amanda Quintenz-Fielder, who wrote a really great article (she also writes for Rangefinder which I read all the time). Good things are happening right now.
Back in September I was contacted by Atlanta-based makeup artist, MiMi Johnson. She does a blog feature called “I’m Inspired” – which is essentially a video interview – and she was coming to LA and wanted to feature me! Despite the fact that being on camera makes me nervous, I agreed – and we even planned to do a quick shoot together as well so I brought along one of my all-time favourite models – Alexandra Mathews. MiMi was staying at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and so instead of bring along a ton of gear, I decided to “get inspired” by whatever the room held (it’s a good thing too, because security at the Roosevelt is insane!). This hotel room was like any other – there was nothing remarkable about it – so I knew that I wouldn’t be focusing on the surroundings – luckily there was a large window letting in a fair amount of midday light – which helped me blow out the backgrounds.