Short Shorts Bright Sun | Casey Alexandra

Posted on 9th September 2014 in lifestyle

Meeting Casey Alexandra is like meeting a whirlwind. She’s a bundle of news and insight and hustle. Perhaps it was also the coffee that we got on our way out to Crescent Beach; cobwebs and coffee gets ya good sometimes.

We scheduled this shoot long in advance and had a few locations picked out. We both knew the area which is always good. Once we got to our first location (read: 1000 steps later) we realized this was the only location we needed. But really, these are the kind of places I b-line to, to chill and play my guitar. I’m happy it was low tide.

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Balloons & Bubble Gum With Miss Brooke

Posted on 19th August 2013 in fashion

I connected with Miss Brooke on Model Mayhem to work on my summer attitude style I’ve been wanting to explore with sleeveless crop tops and bubblegum badass.

I really enjoyed having such a large prop to use [balloons]. It really added some fun to it. I think I’ll be exploring this in more detail to come. All the photographs were taken in Fort George Park, in Prince George, BC.

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‘Lina is a Punk Rocker

Posted on 20th October 2012 in After Dark

In London, England I had the fortune to work with a friend, and very beautiful Ajlina. We had been talking about doing a shoot for quite some time and it’s awesome to have got to hang out and photograph her. Clearly she was a bucket of excitement and so easy to work with. She’s a professional. I should note she’s been modeling and acting for some years now around the world.

It was luckily everything worked out as it did, for she’s a busy woman flying here and there around the world. She had just returned from the fashion week in Paris. Fortunately we were able to do a whole afternoon of shooting.

Be prepared, there will be more posts with her; we took a lot of photographs and switched into a lot of different outfits [or lack thereof].



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Pigeons and Protests with Shira

Posted on 16th September 2012 in fashion

In Athens, Greece I managed to hook up with Shira, a model from Model Mayhem [also her FB page] after we spent some time dreaming up a shoot idea. I’ve been trying to focus more on stories, rather than just shooting. This process makes it more creative for me I feel, sending me away from just a GWC [guy with camera].

This is the first part we did outdoors to get warmed up. It is shot using my 50mm and T1i, the usual suspects, as well as my Yongnuo YN468 speedlite, a very trusty bird. I had my big diffuser mounted on top of it for most of the shots which gave it a really nice fill. I’m definitely still learning how to work with this, and to play with light, rather than just fill it up completely. But, the more I do, the more I learn.

It was fun stumbling about that motorcycle. I mentioned how beautiful it was, and she also said she liked it, and then the giant spot light was directly on it.. and then we both understood what had to happen! No, we did not ask for permission to sit on it..

Oh, also when we were just finishing up in the square amongst pigeons, we started to hear a protest coming closer towards us. It got a bit exciting when Shira wanted to take off her heels to put on her sandals just in case we had to start running..


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You Can Do Anything in An Evening Gown with Sandra

Posted on 10th February 2012 in fashion

Sandra (@sandraoco) is a tall girl, with beautiful red hair and a smile that sparks mischievous in an instant. I had no doubt that we had to shoot in front of vivid colors.

Perhaps we were pushing it to try and get some shots of her indoors, with a dark dress and a darker olive coloured couch, but we tried to make it happen! After the little indoor portion, where we moved from the couch, to the kitchen, to the bathroom, we then headed into the streets to find those vivid colours we were looking for. I had just the place in mind.

I’m learning to not be afraid of moving furniture around the house to make it fit my image. So long as I’m just as nice and return it back to where it was before I started! I think doing that also excites people a bit, gets people into it a bit more, as if saying: “Ok, it’s on now. Let’s get dirty!” It’s always fun as the shoots progress, both the model and myself I find warm up to each other, getting comfortable with the process.  The creative ideas start to flow, suggestions come out, and I find that the art really starts to come out in a mutual feeding kind of environment.

I’m so happy with the way the outdoor shots turned out. I could have posted about 100 more of them..

This was my first shoot with a model using my diffuser cap. I know, it’s not a very big thing, but still, it was a new way to shoot. It worked pretty good, but I was still getting shadows. I think perhaps this was because I was thinking now that I had a diffuser, I could just point the flash directly at the model and I would have ambient light without shadows. No, no, that’s not how it works, although there was magic, not that kind of magic! So, the rules still apply. You must still try and bounce light off of white ceilings, walls, point the flash off to the side, or hold it at weird angles to fill the area required to avoid any kind of shadow. In these situations, it would be nice to have a second person there to hold it for you, but one can’t always get what they want.

So, without further adieu.

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