One of the greatest assets a photographer can ask for is working with talent, that has multiple talents.
Emma is an actor, a singer, a musician, an instructor, a teacher, incredibly intelligent, outrageously funny and also she can dance, really well. We got together to test some ideas for gelled glamour photography, in a swimming pool that had some interesting results. Aside from the fact that it was a bit cold by the end of this evening of image making, she still pushed through the shivers and temps and created a great set of images.
Thankful to know her and even more thankful to call her friend.
As the winter months begin their slow progression toward warmer days, it often feels like we’ve been banished to a frozen land of never-ending cold.
Even in Phoenix, the days have gotten significantly colder for our norm. This piece was from my recent shoot utilizing three brilliant designs by Christine Adar and features my friend and equally brilliant talent, Veronika.
For this particular dress, we wanted to go the route of “the royalty of cold” and touch on how some monarchs throughout history have often been associated with a cold human spirit.
This is also a part of a series for an upcoming article in Shutter magazine, demonstrating the process of creating a fantasy composite and story, of this lonely and cold princess, forever banished to a realm of ice that sustains her.
When you see the story, you can’t break yourself from it.
I recently had the chance to travel to San Francisco to attend an evening of photography with Sal Cincotta, his amazing team, Matt Mathews and the wonderful folks from Canon. The event was called Canon Underexposed and it gave the attendees a chance to test some of the latest and greatest gear from Canon. The event was hosted in a space called the Colorbloq which was such a unique space to be in. Multiple cargo containers, painted one primary color and each featured sets inside of the container to depict a scene.
The event featured five unique photography setups with varying levels of fashion and styles. I took the whole scene in and when my eyes fell on this space below, I could not break them from it. I saw this wonderful young lady in the space, surrounded by skee-ball machines, lights from a wooden sign that stated the word “play” and I truly couldn’t wait for Sal to shut his yap so I could got create. 🙂
The amazing gentleman from Canon that was assigned to this bay, not only gave me a little creative freedom to work for a few short minutes in the space – he fixed my camera too.
The model (who’s name I didn’t catch) was fantastic and her handler chased me down and very enthusiastically asked for my card to make sure they could get some of the work.
I love creating art and it fills my heart with joy and pride when I can see that my work, excites and inspires others. This night was filled with those moments and I am thankful to Sal, Alissa, Krystal and the rest of the team that provided such a wonderful night of photography.
I always felt like it was supposed to be this dissertation or study of the pieces of clothing, with an abstract foundation at best. Like a simple story could never be applied to fashion – it’s about the clothing not the feeling they evoke, right?
Yeah – I’m really dumb sometimes.
Once again photographing with my wonderfully talented friend Veronika, we discovered an old road in the desert and set the narrative scene of this mysterious desert wanderer. She comes walking toward the viewer with something in her eyes that makes us stand perfectly still as she approaches…
No matter whether she is wielding a Lightsaber or an outfit of sensuality, Amy’s eyes always tell a fantastic story.
After my adventures in teaching at the recent Shutterfest: Lunacy conference in Phoenix, I had the pleasure of hosting Amy and some friends for a weekend of photography. We went up into the Superstition mountains and had the chance to create some truly elegant boudoir imagery, at the golden hour.
I’m always in awe of Amy’s range as a model and I do believe that it is truly magnified by her skill also as a photographer herself.
Thank you to both Amy and to Amber Jones for giving me some guidance in the intricate art of capturing elegant boudoir.