Kelly Eden + The Lego Shoot – let me tell you all about my attempts to make Lego clothes out of Lego Friends pieces for a photoshoot with model Kelly Eden! Kelly is a model known for a very particular vibe/ color scheme, and this was definitely a shoot where I played off of a model’s pre-existing style rather than building it from the ground up. It’s also an opportunity to make use of all the Lego Friends Legos my daughter had laying around.
I’m on my way to Costa Rica with my family and to help out with the trip, I’m running a massive instax mini sale through Halloween! It’s 50% off my normal price – each instax is $7.50, 8 for $50, 20 for $100- featuring indie model greats like Thumbelina, Mosh, Anastasia Arteyeva, Devi, Corrie Shannon, Kelly Eden, Glass Olive, Sierra McKenzie, Cacia Zoo, and many many more. Message any interest at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I wanted to post a few recent images I did with dancer/ stuntwoman Alana Schoen in LA. Probably my favorite styling to work with is a black turtleneck and leggings; I’ve done it many times with many different models and it always comes out with a super clean design that appeals to me.
All images shot with th eFuji X-T2, 35mm lens, LED lighting.
These images were “round 2” with Portland model Maryjane McLain, which is to say, the second time I got to work with her in the last 6 months or so. We had access to a dive-y bar which all kinds of psycho stuff written on the walls, and it was a complete blast to shoot amongst the bar patrons and in the creepy, ratty basement. I have been a recent admirer of the South African rave-rap group Die Antwoord who have a similar rat-like vibe thanks to their frequent collaborations with photographer Roger Ballen; it’s not quite the same as shooting with a stylish Maryjane but you can see where some of the influence comes from.
The image up top was shot October 2014 with model Genevieve Liberte in my backyard… image down below, shot 2001 at an Iowa City rave. I’ll never forget the gentleman who approached me with illuminated boobs, or at least, I’ll never delete this photo from my hard drive. Funny what inspired ideas 13 years on.
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