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Keeping the shoots coming strong in 2015 with my latest collaborator, Braelynn Taylor! Another Instagram connect made this happen. We got together in Central LA this weekend so I could put a few more miles on my new favorite beast, the Pentax 67.
Easy to tell how it quickly became my favorite camera.
Something about the way smoke looks on film is just so fascinating to me, so naturally I was intrigued when Jaelen brought her vaporizer along to our shoot.
It was also a good day to break out the Bronica ETRS. As much as I love this camera, it's not the easiest to shoot with when time is a factor as is common lately. But luckily I was able to take my time here and really get some use out of it. And what an immaculate image it captures...
Brianna On Film
This week model Brianna Michaela and I had some fun exploring the Downtown LA Rooftops in her first ever shoot on film. I'm really starting to enjoy introducing film shoots to those who are unfamiliar with it. The entire process of the shoot becomes much more freeing and relaxing. Instead of constantly worrying about how they look in camera and wanting to see previews, the models are just able to relax and be themselves, which makes it that much easier for me to really capture their true, natural beauty, and not the overproduced, oversexualized glamour prevalent in the industry today.
In a collaboration with Fashion Designer Kabeh Ojo and Makeup Artist Vanessa Rene, today I shot four models in hand-made garments from fabrics sent directly from Africa. It just so happens that the offices behind my production headquarters for According to Him & Her give off a heavy island / African vibe. The perfect location for this shoot.
Today in LBC
Had a quick fun shoot with my good friend Ama today in Downtown Long Beach.
But of course no trip to Long Beach is complete without a stop at...