Sufey is a Yogi

Posted on 1st October 2016 in lifestyle

Sufey (fb, instagram, previous posts) was the first yogi that I had the opportunity to photograph a few years ago now, and I’m happy to also call her my friend. She was one of the lead instructors at Yoga University, the Yoga Teacher Training that I was invited to photograph and video tape in Maui, and now she continues her path in the yoga world with her own Sufey Yoga, where she teaches and celebrates the world round. Being a friend of Sufey’s will always make me feel lucky. I’ve had the opportunity to see her grow and learn and change and experience the world, which humbles me when looking at it in a timeline, but she always leaves me feeling motivating whenever I get the chance to sit down and have a chat with her.

If you know her, you’ll know that she’ll want to do yoga wherever she is. Walking down the street: ‘Hey, want to do some yoga?’ Midnight in the middle of winter: ‘Anybody want to do some yoga?’ Without a doubt, she’s a yogi.

This was photographed at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.

tech specs // sony a7 / Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 / Jupiter 11A 135mm f4

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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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The Great Divide with Sufey

Posted on 17th October 2013 in foto story, nature

Sufey (fb, twitter, instagram) is an extraordinary woman; smart, beautiful, driven, and a yogini. She’s been heavily involved in the Prince George yoga scene for the past year since she acquired her yoga instructor certification, and has begun to warm the cold north one smile at a time.

We’ve been working on concepts for a shoot for a while, trying to find something that aligned with her vision and direction as well as my aesthetic. We came up with the idea to compare her in various yoga positions with mother nature; an exposé showcasing how mother nature shows us and teaches us.

I had a location picked out to do the shoot, but when the time to do the shoot came I realized I had made a grave error in that the shade of the mountain was now where I wanted to shoot! This is obviously no good, the light was amazing… So, we headed to go to another location of Sufey’s suggestion. To get there, we had to drive by the PGX grounds. These grounds I walk regularly and have envisioned many shoots there in doing so… needless to say we stopped. It’s kind of funny how things like that just sort themselves out.

I shot the whole thing with natural light, my trusty 50 mm 1.8f, and my Canon T1i.

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Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC.

Posted on 1st August 2011 in adventure, nature, wandering

On June 4th, I headed out to Squamish for a late hike up the Stawamus Chief with my tripod, and some essentials for nutrients and hydration. I realized it was a late hike, and as I started, I was met by a few concerned faces and one man that actually stopped me and asked if I knew how long the hike was and that it would most likely be getting dark as I came down. I smiled and asked him if he had a great hike today, “Yes, I’ve done this before.”

I met a fellow from Germany visiting at the top, who couldn’t help himself but comment on my camera and was amazed that I would take a tripod up on such a hike, remarking that only somebody who was serious would do that. It made me feel a bit proud, I’ll admit. We hopped down the hill as the dusk settled on us and at the bottom we talked for a few minutes, but as you can see at the end, when I was getting into my car, it was dark out.

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