Instax Model Shoots #9 – McKenzie Eckels Returns

More work shot with actress and model McKenzie Eckels, 3 days into my use of the Instax Wide 300 camera and 1 day before it broke the first time.

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Dyeing Haley w Jenny Strebe

“Dyeing Haley” is a collaboration with hair guru Jenny Strebe aka The Confessions of a Hairstylist, filmed in her studio in Scottsdale Arizona.
I’ve known Jenny since 2010 and it’s amazing that she’s blown up as one of those people doing convention circuits and reality shows, incredibly well known in the hair styling community. Of course I know nothing about the hair styling community so she’s still just Jenny to me! We decided to do some collaborative video work and here’s the first result.
I wanted to add I have a lot of respect and admiration for hair and makeup artists, and every so often I choose to do work that reflects those skills. Like, I can imagine Maggie with a ridiculously tall hair pile on top of her.
I made sure to film my body painter friend and another LA makeup artist doing their things to get similar kinds of videos. The irony is I’m making these as I’m leaving my studio, but those kinds of artists aren’t even able to come film in my space… and the ones who have done hair and makeup in my space, I was too busy setting it up to film them at all!
Since Jenny has lights and a nice clean environment to shoot/ film in up in Scottsdale, I think we’ll kick a bunch of these out over the next year.
model: @halhaus
hairstylist: Jenny Strebe
music + visuals: Primordial Creative

Kelly + The Lego Shoot

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.

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Instax Mini Art Model Sale!

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 dbmillerphoto@gmail.com!

Preview of October model sets on Patreon!

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Coming in October on my Patreon!

..photosets with Glass Olive (18+), Maryjane Mclain, Lillie Monster (18+), and Lux Tango/ Lacheln
…video art piece with Ana Corbi
…the rest of my Learning Lightroom tutorial series, and the start of my Adobe Illustrator Shading/ Depth series
…plenty of Halloween-themed material from my Scream Queens series..
 $1 pledge to access the PG posts, $5 for 18+ photosets, $10 for videos and tutorials!
My Patreon is now several months deep in model sets and programmed through January, so if you’re on the fence about supporting a creator because you think they’ll flake on content- this one is chock full and will remain regularly updated with no breaks!

Design + the dancer

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.  Alana (228 of 513)-Edit

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Maryjane / Bar Fashion

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.