Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Impromptu in LA

Sometimes the most impromptu shoots are the best. Sarah and I had planned to link up to shoot at some point but hadn't set a date. She randomly text me one day saying she had to reschedule a shoot but she was hair and MU ready so i said slide thru! We kept it simple with two denim on denim looks at golden hour and I was pleasantly surprised with he result! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nazanin Mandi

It's always cool to see others appreciate your work as much as you respect theirs. This was the situation when i recently had the opportunity to work with Nazanin Mandi, a respected, singer, actor and designer here in LA. I had always admired her work and graceful presence eon the interwebs and had wanted to work with her eventually and was finally able to. After a few scheduling conflicts we linked up at one of my favorite studios downtown. we had three looks together and I opted for a classic glamour natural lighting situation, a front lit natural light situation and a front strobe position as well across the three looks, just o be sure I got plenty of variety. She was a great pleasure to work with. Crazy talented and just as cool. Be sure to give her a follow on IG @NazaninMandi

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kate Provacoteur

Anytime Kate and I meet up we come out with something i am extremely proud of. Mostly because she is so talented. Here we were looking to do something super natural, minimal and basically timeless. nothing flashy. She came with almost now makeup and a few very minimal outfits. This was the most 'sexy' outfit of the shoot but i love the raw and classic appeal we still manages to pull. look for more from this set coming soon. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Video: Mina in Joshua Tree

Here's another installment in my journey into video. I took a trip out to the desert with Mina a couple weeks ago and I have been making it a point to capture video on the majority of my shoots moving forward. The lighting, wind and model were all working in our favor this day and even though I didn't gather as much footage as i had hoped, it came together fairly well. Still far from perfect but I am enjoying the progression I am seeing as I learn this new world of production. The nostalgic song from THEY. was perfect vibes too. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In the Desert with Mina

I had been itching to do a REAL desert shoot for a while but time and obligations make these opportunities few and far between. Mina and i had been talking about it for some weeks and we were finally able to take a day out and take a trip to the high desert of CA.  Apparently she hadn't been in front of the camera for a while but as soon as the camera came out she looked like she did it every day. Here's one of what will probably be a few sets for this shoot. 

Queen Kate Part 2