Midnight Dancer | Leiah Luz

Posted on 25th August 2014 in After Dark, black and white

Midnight Dancer

A pull – this forever moment;
Yearning midnight moon.
To tie dangling laces around my neck
That drip about the floor
Tangling deepest desires – honey thick,
With unending silence
Echoing off my midnight grace.
I handle tip-toes with heaving breath,
Twirling dazedly in passion’s clutch
And remembering concert halls
Echoing my nothing butterflies,
Vibrant and fleeting
– My dancer’s death –
Upon well traced wooden floors
And my forever midnight moon.

 


 

I couldn’t think of any other way to introduce and describe this shoot Leiah Luz and I did at the Vancouver Burlesque Center than with a poem. Emotional.

 

Leiah Luz - Ned Tobin - studio dancer Click here to read more.. »

Red, White and Blue | August Wiled

Posted on 14th August 2014 in fashion, risque

August Wiled (FB, Twitter, Instagram) and I have been friends for a while, so it was delightful to get together for another creative project and talk and talk and talk (you may remember her from our shoot in the country from back in 2012). Projects like these for me typically occur over several months of planning, shooting ideas off one another, and lots and lots of excitement. It’s magical when it all comes together. Oh, and that striped suit she’s wearing? She sewed that herself.

For this shoot we had planned to do it at an abandoned grandstand but when we arrived at the location (Burnaby Lake) we found that there was some kind of summer camp going on with all sorts of kids and parents bustling about the boats and kayaks and lounging in sun chairs… The quick thinkers we are, we improvised.

Oh, and this has got to be one of the hottest days I’ve ever photographed on. Big up to August for holding it down like the professional she is.

August Wiled pinup at the diamond Click here to read more.. »