Magic Nymph, Golden Lake | Lola Frost

Posted on 25th October 2014 in fashion, risque

Lola Frost’s (fb, twitter, tumblr, instagram) and mine’s relationship is one of artist and muse, of collaborator and inspiration. We have pushed each other numerous times before, and I can only hope it will continue.

I’ve had the idea to tie branches into the hair of a magical nymph for a while, and finally when Lola and I drove up the Sunshine Coast of BC we found the perfect spot to dig into this.

With the summer’s end fast approaching, it felt like everything was the warm color of gold.

Oh, and did I mention she had long ass braids? Those were done by by Kristi Johanson of East Vanity Parlour (fb)!

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Chevron | Lola Frost

Posted on 5th May 2014 in fashion, risque

Hands down, Lola Frost (fb, twitter, tumblr, instagram) has been the biggest nurturer of my growth both as a human and an artist. Helping me dig into my own skin to be more comfortable and brave with my expression. [see most of our work together here]

Nudity is a big part of this, being such a controversial topic. It’s hard to believe that 60 years ago there were patrol officers at the beach making sure women didn’t have too much upper thigh showing. Today, everywhere we look there is sex selling something. And if it’s not selling something, it’s being flaunted by brave vixens and hermanos pushing the boundaries. I think for most of us, we’re trying to understand what the difference between sexuality, expression, intimacy, and allure is. As we become accustomed to seeing nudity, we start to wonder what excites us; we begin to explore our own definitions.

To steal the time tested axiom: it’s not quantity, it’s quality.

This shoot was built around the chevron tights, and beautiful Vancouver alley ways. Jewelery used in the shoot is from Miriam of Piyan Designs.

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At The Ocean with Lola Frost

Posted on 27th October 2013 in risque

As we drove down to Deception Pass, WA the gods were literally throwing buckets of water at us. The whole way down it was raining HARD, windshield wipers on as fast as they can go kind of downpour. But, as we rolled into Anacortes, WA we came out the other side of the beast turning into a pretty nice afternoon for a shoot.

We rolled into the parking lot, and the only other person sharing it with us was a man trying to fish at the other end. Also, there were seagulls! After knowing¬†Lola (fb, twitter) for so long, it’s hard to know what she likes more: to say the name ‘nude onesie’ or to actually wear it. As we got to the spot I liked, I started looking around for which angles would work best. I thought Lola was just pulling out the fabric, but next thing I know she’s about to jump into the ocean!

Naturally I encouraged her!

She said it wasn’t that cold once you got in… Taking the photographs a big wave came and gave me a soaker. After I took off my shoes and socks I let my feet get into the water and holy was that water ever cold. Nobody ever said Lola wasn’t a tough Frost.

Cool thing is that one of the images from this shoot Lola used for her shade of lipstick at Red Burlesque.

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Lounging with Lola Frost

Posted on 9th October 2013 in fashion, risque

Lola Frost and I have worked together a lot now. I think it’s great for two reasons. The first is that she’s a great person and I love hanging with her. Ok, maybe three reasons. The second is that I work with her usually in a different way than she’s used to with Burlesque, I kind of like seeing her say boring with a raised eyebrow. The third is that she is incredibly powerful with and proud of her body and self. We feed off of each other, she does what I say without hesitation and puts forth all she can. It’s kind of fun going back and looking at some of the shoots we’ve done.

This shoot, as usual, was done with my 50 mm 1.8, T1i, and a single off camera flash. The effects with the mist or fog was created with a feather in front of the lens which I’m going to be using a lot more. Creates a beautiful atmosphere.

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Pussy Willows and Cowichans with Lola Frost

Posted on 17th December 2012 in fashion, risque

December being cold was an afterthought when Lola Frost and I headed out to the far reaches of the GVRD to get into some wetlands for our latest photoshoot. This isn’t the first time we’ve done this kind of freezing-ish shoot, some of you may remember the English Bay shoot we did this time last year. If you don’t know who Lola is, she is part of the heart and soul behind Sweet Soul Burlesque and the Vancouver Burlesque Center. Also, she’s a pretty awesome woman with a heart of gold.

I’ve learned that I really enjoy shooting on location. It adds a whole new dynamic to an image that makes it speak louder than fabricated images. I enjoy using natural lighting that gives me high contrast in images, and I enjoy throwing the model into the thick of it, literally (see grass below!). Something I enjoy a lot about shooting with Lola is that she is willing to jump into anything at any time. Indeed, a photographers dream.

Special note: Misty Greer is the creative genius behind the panties worn in both styles.

As usual, I used my trusty 50mm through my T1i. That’s it. Nothing else.

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