The East Vanity Parlour (fb) is filled with some badass, scissor wielding, bike riding, updo styling babes, located in the heart of East Van’s Mount Pleasant district. I’ve had the good fortune to get to know some of these girls over the years, and when Kristi (Owner)(fb) and Sophie (fb) approached me to work on a project with them I was like:
“You kidding me?! Yes I’d love to shoot with you two!”
They spent the morning working over a handful of ladies with bones and dye, pulling props from their large collections of the ornate to style with, and by the time I arrived, everybody was looking… well… sorceress’ish.
It was Kristi who suggested the location. I had never seen it before, but when she said it was a giant tree fort in the middle of the forest I was sold. It’s quite funny how after this shoot, this location has come up about 3 times when planning shoots with others. Maybe I’ll return, but it’s still too soon right now.
I really wish I could have somebody like one of these two to be my partner for every shoot that I do. Having a stylist would totally up my photography game, big time. So if you’re out there and looking to team up with a photographer, send me a hello!
This is what we created.