This week’s Patreon set features Annika White, a great new model I met last month in Brooklyn. Hair is by my good friend Andy Tseng. I got so much good stuff with Annika I decided to split it up by color, outfit, instant film and digital. This week’s set is the color work and it’s available to patrons at the $1 level! Higher level patrons get access to uncensored 18+ work, all my tutorials and instax delivered to their house monthly!
Spectrum is video art created with model Shasta Wonder in Los Angeles, Feb 2017. Filmed on my Fuji X-T2 and edited in Adobe After Effects.
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Welcome to a new series where I show you some specific shoots I did with models and Fuji Instax film! These images were shot with the Fuji Instax Mini Neo Classic 90 in 2015 with model/ actress/ Penthouse Pet Glass Olive aka Olive Glass. We shot in Utah by the Great Salt Lake, a very barren area ideal for the minimalist photography I like with my Instax.
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Over the years my photography has gotten more and more focused around a plan – booking studio time, working with booked models or paying clients, even basing my own family photography around trips to exotic locations in the Southwest or Alaska or Hawaii or Mexico. It has been a long time where I just went out with the camera and shot stuff without a plan.
Tonight, on a routine trip to McDonald's with the kids, the sun hit just right and my daughter Maggie's hair was just the right combination of wild and fashionable.
I feel like to get good at a creative medium, or keep up one's chops, it's important to work at it during "off" time- like an illustrator who sketches while watching tv. Shot with the Fuji X-T2 and 35mm 1.4 lens.
Corie Shannon is a model who I ended up working with based on a fun, talkative video posted on YouTube where she outlined some of her core beliefs. We had the opportunity to shoot around Phoenix a bit and I finally got to use my Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, though it was on a completely unfamiliar steadicam so my work was less than steady. The title of this, “Radical Feelism,” is based on a tattoo you can barely make out on the inside of Corie’s arm, and she goes into much greater detail in the actual video.
Some video pieces grow out of a plan, and others form organically; “Bernardo” is definitely one of the latter. I had shot with artist Meredith Adelaide, and it went so well we scheduled another day the following week. I had used up my more fully fleshed out concepts on our first day, so we ended up visiting the Phoenix Art Museum and shooting around the Salt River based on 2 ultra-basic FX ideas I had written in my notes (“light painting in firefly room” and “hovering with trampoline”). There was a random encounter with a frog at the Salt River that seemed to shape the experience- Meredith randomly dubbed him “Bernardo”, and somehow he ended up being the focus of this particular video art piece. A random encounter between a woman and a frog leads to a cosmic experience for both. Filmed on the Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera> and effects in Adobe After Effects.
Model Annie Montgomery, hairstylist Laura Buenrostro and fx artist Brittany Moody, shot August 2014. It was shortly after I’d returned from Greece and Macedonia and wanted to shoot something evoking the ancient statues, though it definitely has a vibe all its own and it’s better for it. Today I think it’s like a fantasy character stalking suburbia.