She’s Pink | Tallulah Lee

Posted on 30th September 2015 in fashion, lifestyle

Tallulah Lee (fb, instagram, archives), the artist formerly known as Lu Lee. East Van at heart, Miss Lee always has a certain casual flair to her that I quite enjoy capturing, this time it was pink, obviously. You can’t walk down a street lookin’ like Tallulah – having a mane of flowy pink hair – and expect a crowd not to gather.

I bet she has a motorcycle.

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Love + Hate | Nite Mare

Posted on 23rd September 2015 in fashion, lifestyle

Thug Dance (day 1577)

I’m an East Van thug
I’ve got dimes for your eyes
I wrote empty lines
For shoes your size.

Beats’n’bustin
And breakin signs,
I’ve locked this hood
On playing this rhyme

Crack crack
Break a ga-lack
Break your mother fuckin’ knees
Smack; my attack

From Hasting’s to Oppenheimer
To Railtown smokin’ crack
These pimps are all small time
Knock’n at my back.

I’ve got thugs in my pocket
From Strathcona to Clark
Commercial to Main,
Remember sucker, East Van’s the land

All you rebels cryin’ loud
My shit’s locked tight
Now strap on your booties,
Baby, let’s dance!


Ladies and gentlemen, Nite Mare (fb, instagram, previous posts) of The Lost Girls (previous posts, fb).

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Asana Yoga | Chvse North

Posted on 8th September 2015 in lifestyle

Traveling to Maui (video) to document and participate in Yoga University’s 200 hr immersion teacher training really instigated a desire to explore documenting. I’m trying to understand how this can work or what it even means to me, the best I can do is describe it by saying life.

Chvse North (instagram, fb) and I first connected by liking each other’s photographs on Instagram. She’s been causing quite a stir, shooting with lots of local photographers I admire (specifically Rick Legal) and kind of launching into this thing. I find that mutual respect isn’t something that can really be demanded, and when Chvse started talking about science and yoga, I knew we had to create together.

I said asana and Chvse bleached her hair.

This location was Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. The day we shot was bloody hot, I don’t know how Chvse didn’t fall over with heat stroke. Yes, I jumped in!

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Graceful Lake | Ava Lure

Posted on 7th September 2015 in fashion, lifestyle

The first time I saw Ava Lure I held my breath as she danced her graceful heart upon her soon-to-be-discarded sleeves as one of the members of Pandora & the Locksmiths (fb, tumblr), a collective of burlesque dancers, musicians, and vocalists. Every single time from then on it keeps getting better: more emotion, more grace, more connection, more fire.

I was flattered when Ava contacted me about doing a shoot with her. She said: “Hey Ned, I have been pretty inspired by this image for a while and wanted to see what you thought about it.” And that’s how it all started.

We headed out to Sasamat Lake, a place I head to on those incredibly hot days in Vancouver when I needed some water to jump into, which has this slightly weird but totally awesome cement pier that goes across the lake. The perfect place to dive in from and also the perfect location for THIS.

We timed everything almost perfect. When we got there, we were the only people on the pier and this lasted for most of the shoot (except one very long line of kids from a summer camp). Just as we finished the last set and I was changing into my swim trunks to jump in, we were immediately surrounded by about 10 people!

Oh summertime, how good you are.

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