I've been on the road a lot this month, but in a brief moment at home in LA I was able to snag the fabulous dancer/model Deanna Reeves for a shoot in Griffith Park. We had a great time in the park and I definitely put her to work! She was powering over boulders, balancing on logs, and running up and down steep hills. Oh the glamorous lives of models.
In the midst of packing for the move down south and finishing up client work, I wanted to take a moment to do a quick shoot with an awesome local model, Domenique Terry. One of the professional creeds of photography that I try to abide by is ABS: always be shooting. It's nice to do some personal work and keep focused on the bigger picture of growing as an artist and not just getting caught up in creating client prescribed imagery.
The sun was fading fast so we just shot for 30 minutes or so. I love the autumnal light and how luminous her skin looks as the sun dipped below the horizon. I'm leaving California soon, but when I return I know I'll be calling on Domenique to do another shoot together!
Darrell Snedeger and I shot earlier this week at the football stadium at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. We were fortunate that some workers were doing maintenance to the bleachers in the stadium, so we were able to sneak in. Unfortunately when it came time to leave the workers had locked the exit so we had to scale a fence to get out. Nothing like minor breaking and entering for the cause of a great location for a shoot.
Darrell was very sweet and game for anything. I put him to work during our shoot and he kindly accommodated. He is moving to LA in a few weeks, so I'm glad we got a chance to work together before he heads down south to pursue a career in modeling and acting.
Good luck in LA Darrell! Thanks for helping me over the fence!