Spinnin’ | Brenda & Amanda

Posted on 27th December 2016 in lifestyle

Brenda Holmes (aka. Ms Blenda, fb, instagram) asked me to shoot her, then she said she has a friend, Amanda (instagram), with a place that would work great to do a shoot in, and that Amanda also wanted to shoot. Then she said they wanted to shoot together! So, naturally I was very excited for this shoot.

When I first walked into Amanda’s place, I could only see large windows everywhere – a photographer like me dreams of locations like this. My job is then to find the angles that work, of course. Not only the big windows attracted me to her place, but her neighbor had a brilliant herb garden I should have taken clippings from to add to my dinner later.

I love shoots like this: when I walk in and the model(s) has the clothing we had brainstormed already out, paired, and awaiting review. Brenda also happens to be a clothing designer and Amanda has a fashion boutique Supercolour, so it was pretty damn easy work for me to ‘approve’ clothing choices. In fact, I suspect I probably said something like: “You two got this thing! You don’t need me here.”

So, I busied myself doing a bit of re-arranging to make the photographs magical.

tech specs // Sony a7 / Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 / Super Multi Coated Takumar 28mm f3.5

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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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