At The Ocean with Lola Frost

Posted on 27th October 2013 in risque

As we drove down to Deception Pass, WA the gods were literally throwing buckets of water at us. The whole way down it was raining HARD, windshield wipers on as fast as they can go kind of downpour. But, as we rolled into Anacortes, WA we came out the other side of the beast turning into a pretty nice afternoon for a shoot.

We rolled into the parking lot, and the only other person sharing it with us was a man trying to fish at the other end. Also, there were seagulls! After knowing Lola (fb, twitter) for so long, it’s hard to know what she likes more: to say the name ‘nude onesie’ or to actually wear it. As we got to the spot I liked, I started looking around for which angles would work best. I thought Lola was just pulling out the fabric, but next thing I know she’s about to jump into the ocean!

Naturally I encouraged her!

She said it wasn’t that cold once you got in… Taking the photographs a big wave came and gave me a soaker. After I took off my shoes and socks I let my feet get into the water and holy was that water ever cold. Nobody ever said Lola wasn’t a tough Frost.

Cool thing is that one of the images from this shoot Lola used for her shade of lipstick at Red Burlesque.

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Faces of Bucharest, Romania

Posted on 21st October 2013 in Street Photography, wandering

The friends I made in Bucharest told me that since I had only spent my time in Bucharest, I hadn’t truly explored the country of Romania. They went on to explain how the countryside was so much more beautiful than the city. If you’ve seen the architecture photographs I took of Bucharest, and you look at these, I feel that I found some beautiful parts of the country too.

When I asked these same friends if Romania was where Gypsys came from, they told me how the common conception is that they did, but in fact, they came from India as nomadic people. However insistent they were that Gypsys weren’t from there, there were a lot of them in Bucharest. One day I went wandering trying to find the Gypsys. It’s actually quite interesting wandering into a Gypsy community for it feels like everything is their homes, inside or outside. I remember a little corner I’d walk by that had an entrance into a center courtyard of the surrounding buildings. As I’d look down the alley, I could see all the children sitting along the wall plotting and playing games amongst themselves, and the inner courtyard setup as if the kitchen of a family.

I found these people in Bucharest.

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The Great Divide with Sufey

Posted on 17th October 2013 in foto story, nature

Sufey (fb, twitter, instagram) is an extraordinary woman; smart, beautiful, driven, and a yogini. She’s been heavily involved in the Prince George yoga scene for the past year since she acquired her yoga instructor certification, and has begun to warm the cold north one smile at a time.

We’ve been working on concepts for a shoot for a while, trying to find something that aligned with her vision and direction as well as my aesthetic. We came up with the idea to compare her in various yoga positions with mother nature; an exposé showcasing how mother nature shows us and teaches us.

I had a location picked out to do the shoot, but when the time to do the shoot came I realized I had made a grave error in that the shade of the mountain was now where I wanted to shoot! This is obviously no good, the light was amazing… So, we headed to go to another location of Sufey’s suggestion. To get there, we had to drive by the PGX grounds. These grounds I walk regularly and have envisioned many shoots there in doing so… needless to say we stopped. It’s kind of funny how things like that just sort themselves out.

I shot the whole thing with natural light, my trusty 50 mm 1.8f, and my Canon T1i.

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Lounging with Lola Frost

Posted on 9th October 2013 in fashion, risque

Lola Frost and I have worked together a lot now. I think it’s great for two reasons. The first is that she’s a great person and I love hanging with her. Ok, maybe three reasons. The second is that I work with her usually in a different way than she’s used to with Burlesque, I kind of like seeing her say boring with a raised eyebrow. The third is that she is incredibly powerful with and proud of her body and self. We feed off of each other, she does what I say without hesitation and puts forth all she can. It’s kind of fun going back and looking at some of the shoots we’ve done.

This shoot, as usual, was done with my 50 mm 1.8, T1i, and a single off camera flash. The effects with the mist or fog was created with a feather in front of the lens which I’m going to be using a lot more. Creates a beautiful atmosphere.

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