Yoga with Leiah Luz at Dharma Yoga

Posted on 5th February 2016 in lifestyle

Leiah Luz and I have worked together a bunch of times now (prev posts), and every single time it’s pure magic. I’m sure I’ve said this before, and I hope to say it again.

Leiah is a pole dance and fitness instructor. I’ve been watching her social media feeds and seeing some of the little videos and photos she’s been posting that are blowing my mind. She can bend herself into asanas that I’ve not ever really witnessed anybody do. She’s also training in the circus and teaching what she’s dubbed Cirque Fit, usually at Dharma Movement Company in Vancouver.

Understanding that I’m consciously trying to focus on lifestyle photographs by capturing people in their element doing what they love and know best, this was a perfect opportunity for me. Reflecting on these photographs it’s really hard for me not to be excited about this direction in my photography.

Everything was shot in natural lighting, with an m42 adapter on my Sony a7 camera for my 58mm Helios 44-2 lens (which made it all a little bit dreamy).

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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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