They weren’t exactly whispers, but they weren’t screamed at the top of her lungs either. Flamboyant and pensive in the same moment as she danced and glided in and through the North Vancouver landscape; rich tropical plants scattered about in full season, deep wood grains helped earth the mood and combined with the essence of her smile. It was magic only a goddess could en-capsule. It was a haze a romantic essence alone could endure.
In early January I had the pleasure to work with Suzka (fb, twitter) again. If you don’t remember out last shoot, we dipped into some of the alleys of Gastown to capture that New York style, she had her violin.
This time we decided to stay warm and take our magic indoors.
Suzka is a very driven and conscious woman making her mark in the music industry. Oddly enough I’ve never asked her to play a tune for me… Also, she’s a gorgeous human being.
I really connected with the location we were shooting at in North Van, as mother nature was everywhere: in the wood detailing, the giant tropical plants, and the character you get in a house that’s been lived in.
It was a tonne of fun working with her, and we both completely lost track of time in the shoot. Before we knew it, I think we had been shooting for about 6 hrs… One of those shoots where every single photograph makes you go yes.
Suzka (fb, twitter) is a professional Violinist, Vocalist, and Songwriter. This translates to: hard worker with a passion she’s following. It is very admirable. I really enjoyed connecting with her to create this shoot together. Not because I made her work in a cold Vancouver day, and not because she’s absolutely beautiful, but because she was truly interested and as excited as I was to do the shoot. I like enthusiasm, perhaps because it encourages me to push for that perfect photograph that much harder.
When we were going over the wardrobe, she pulled out one of her violins to show me. Being familiar with instruments myself, it was fairly easy to see it was old. She casually told me it was about 100 years old… No big deal.
The theme for the shoot was New York alleys. I’m not sure how easy that was to do in Vancouver, or never having been to New York, but I think we got enough brick..