Jet | Audrey Hipturn

Posted on 17th October 2016 in fashion, lifestyle, portraits & headshots

Every time Audrey Hipturn (fb, instagram) and I brainstorm a shoot, it’s a dream. She’s got creative ideas and great suggestions and does the extra little bit to make the shoot magic. It’s always such a pleasure to work with her, and it makes me a bit sad that her and her partner have moved to the UK to pursue studies at school. Smart woman.

I had a friend of a friend’s apartment for a few days that was nearly empty and all white, and was able to jam pack it with humans to photograph for a few days, Audrey being one of them. Living on the island these days, it’s like a magical mystery tour for me when I book shoots in Vancouver. Late night conversations, shooting till I’m exhausted, and I usually make my way to Foundation for some delicious vegan food to loud old school rap – all a big blur of commotion.

Audrey had an idea to shoot with nachos, which I was totally on board for, but I always like to plan shoots with a few different styles to maximize the amount of photographs that I can use without it feeling like too much of the same person in the same clothes. Ah hah! His tricks.

tech specs // sony a7 / super takumar 55mm f1.8

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Blonde in Black | Analissa Longoria

Posted on 3rd May 2016 in lifestyle, portraits & headshots

Analissa Longoria is a fellow photographer who’ve I’ve been lucky enough to call my friend. She has a unique eye that’s studied far more then I have of the nuances and styles of some of the legends. I admire her vision and respect her own style that is emerging from her exploration.

And I managed to convince her to sit in front of my lens! (consider this quite the feat)

I was blown away by the emotion she gave me, such simple and elegant body posture that spoke so much to me. Her fearless spirit jumped right in.

All shots were done with natural lighting.

Analissa in Black

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Audrey Hepburn’s Not Dead

Posted on 28th March 2016 in fashion, lifestyle, portraits & headshots

Her stage name is Audrey Hipturn (fb), cause she’s fancy like that. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph her a few times now that she’s relocated to Vancouver. I don’t think there’s anybody else I shoot who comes as close to shooting pinup as shooting with Audrey does. The last shoot we did I had to pause halfway through it and get on her case for trying to make me shoot such a thing!

Most of the stuff we shoot together leans more to the boudoir side of things, so it’s not posted on this site (see here), but this one sure was!

If it’s not immediately evident, this shoot was based on Audrey Hepburn’s role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from 1961.

It was funny. The hair was all done, the dress was on, and we pulled out the cigarette holder and then we both looked at each other: “Did you bring a cigarette?!” Luckily, when I ran downstairs I found a lovely couple who, before I managed to explain the full concept of the shoot – both of their jaws hanging slightly ajar – pulled out a cigarette and handed it to me.

Hair was done by Kristi Farr of the East Vanity Parlour (fb) (see the EVP hair shoot I did with them here, and other shoots EVP has helped me on).

Dress was supplied by Amy Meraki.

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Headshots | Munish Sharma

Posted on 9th February 2015 in portraits & headshots

I met Munish Sharma (fb) on the stage. Well, I didn’t meet him on the stage, he was on the stage and I was watching, but we met afterwards. Munish is a driven man, an actor, dancer, performer, playwright, master of ceremonies, and 100% one of the kindest souls I know, and I know I’m not the only one who thinks that. He’s magnetic like that.

Anyways, Munish asked me to do some headshots of him to use in his acting portfolio. This turned out to be a lot of fun because he was taking on characters to show potential directors his diversity as an actor.

This was done entirely with natural lighting on a typical overcast Vancouver afternoon in Gastown.

Can you guess what character type he was trying to portray?

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Drag my Heart | Ann Narky

Posted on 17th July 2014 in fashion, portraits & headshots, risque

Ann Narky is a very foxy lady with a go big or go home attitude. When I pulled up to location she was standing outside her car fully done up and ready to rock and roll as homeless bottle collectors pushed their fully loaded shopping carts on by. She had the props, the outfits, refreshments, the hair, and the attitude ready. A dream to work with.

We did the shoot down in the warehouse district of East Van, just south of Terminal and east of Main.

As usual, my trusty Canon T1i and 50mm 1.8 was used.

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